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Reasons to file a motion during a divorce proceeding

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2024 | Divorce

For many people, going through a divorce can feel like walking through a maze blindfolded because every turn brings new challenges, and you might wonder when to take action. One powerful tool in your legal arsenal is filing a motion, and knowing how this process can help can make all the difference.

Whether you’re just starting the process or knee-deep in negotiations, understanding when to file a motion is crucial. This short guide will shed light on the key moments when a motion can be your best ally, helping you protect your interests and move your divorce forward.

Common reasons to file a motion

Filing a motion or a written request is needed if you want to modify or enforce a court order in the divorce proceedings. You will file it with the same court that issued the court order. Common reasons to file this request include the following:

  • To change the amount of child support payments
  • To modify the amount of spousal support payments
  • To make updates to the custody arrangements of a minor child
  • To modify parenting time arrangements
  • To relocate a child out of the state
  • To end child support obligations
  • To receive reimbursement of medical fees
  • To enforce a specific court order that the other party is not complying with

These are only some cases where filing a court order can be valuable. You will need to send a copy of the motion to your ex-spouse.

Know your legal options during a divorce

Knowing how filing a motion can help during your divorce can be a game-changer. It is not just about timing but also about understanding your rights and needs.

An experienced attorney can steer you through the complexities of divorce, helping you make informed decisions that may help keep the peace between you and your former spouse that may help keep the peace between you and your former spouse. With the right approach and legal support, you may overcome this challenging time and emerge stronger on the other side.