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Appeals & Modifications


If you’ve received an unfavorable decision from a judge during your divorce, you do have options. 

You have the right to bring a Motion for Amended Findings or to file an appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 

You also always have the option to pursue a divorce decree modification. 

In either case, working with experienced Minnesota divorce attorneys – a team that has true in-court experience – is the number one factor in securing a favorable outcome. 

If you’re considering a divorce appeal or hope to modify a divorce decree, Alithis Family Law’s 25+ years working in family law can help.

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Navigating the Complexities of Divorce Appeals & Modifications: Ensuring Justice is Served

Divorce appeals and modifications, while frequently deployed towards similar goals, serve slightly different purposes:

What is a Divorce Appeal?

A Divorce Appeal is the right course of action immediately following what you believe to be an erroneous or unjust decision in your divorce case. 

Was there an abuse of judgment or discretion on the part of the courts in your divorce? Did the divorce decision ignore credible or substantial evidence in your situation?

If either is the case, your ruling can be changed, but time is of the essence. To protect your divorce appeal from being rejected on a technicality related to Minnesota rules and regulations, our Minnesota divorce appeal attorneys can help you navigate the divorce appeal process quickly and efficiently. 

Know your rights and get sound guidance with Alithis Family Law. 

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What’s a Divorce Decree Modification?

Divorce decree modifications are a common pursuit when the original circumstances surrounding a divorce decree have changed and one or both parties want to alter the outcomes. 

This might include financial or employment-related issues, like a formerly unemployed spouse no longer requiring alimony due to career advancements, or similar. It can also include a desire to change child custody or parenting time.

If you believe your situation has changed and a modification to your divorce decree is in order, we can help. 

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Experienced Guidance on Divorce Appeals & Modifications –– For Any Reason

With almost thirty years as Minneapolis’ premier family law attorneys, our team can help you navigate a divorce appeal or modification with confidence. 

Parenting Time Modification

Parenting time modification refers to changes made to the original agreement or court order concerning the time a child spends with each parent. These modifications are typically pursued when there’s a change in circumstances, like a home relocation or changes in a parent’s work schedule, and are generally aimed at serving the child’s best interests. 

Changing parenting time from a divorce can also be a consideration when your spouse’s obligations have changed and you feel their time with the child is poorly spent or non-existent during court-approved parenting time.

If you’re wondering how to change a child custody agreement, this is it. 

Child Support Modification

This pertains to adjustments in the amount of financial support one parent provides to the other for child-rearing. While child support in Minnesota is generally based on predetermined calculations provided by the state, reasons to change child support can include a significant change in either parent’s income, job loss, or even changes in the child’s financial needs.

Spousal Maintenance Modification

Also known as alimony or spousal support, a spousal maintenance modification deals with changes to the financial support one former spouse provides to the other after a divorce.

In Minnesota, adjustments can be pursued due to changes in either party’s financial circumstances, remarriage, or cohabitation, among other reasons.

Empower Your Decision-Making: Navigate Divorce Modifications with Confidence

If you’re wondering how remarriage affects spousal support, or whether you can get more time with your child, we can help.

Take control of your future and ensure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. With strong guidance, you can navigate the complexities of divorce modifications with confidence and clarity. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

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