Can the parties change the settlement agreement after they got divorced?
In certain states, settlement agreements can be changed after the divorce is finalized.
In certain states, settlement agreements can be changed after the divorce is finalized. This is especially so if the terms of the agreement that you would like to change deals with issues about children such as child support, educational contributions, custody, or parenting time. Courts recognize that as children grow up, and as divorced parents move on with their lives after divorce, situations could change significantly for the family, and there could be a need to change the original terms of the settlement. The parent who seeks to change the original agreement needs to prove there is change of circumstances that necessitates the revision such as increase of child support, relocation, or more parenting time with the children.