If I’m in the process of finalizing my separation agreement but my daughter is going away to college, can the support be re-worked before finalizing the agreement?

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If I’m in the process of finalizing my separation agreement but my daughter is going away to college, can the support be re-worked before finalizing the agreement?

And should her financials be looked as well? Current temporary orders stipulate that I pay support to my ex-wife. My daughter is 18 and will in college in the fall.

Asked on June 16, 2015 under Family Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It really depends on where you are at in the process.  If you and your wife have entered into an irrevocable settlement agreement, then you may be stuck with the agreement as it is and you may not be able to tweak it before finalization.

If the agreement is not in stone, then you can tweak it. Talk to your divorce attorney, however, before you make this decision.  You may have other very good deals on the table that could go away if you start re-negotiating at this point.  If the deals are not that great, re-negotiation may be in your favor... and you would need to do so before everything is reduced to a final order. 


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