Can the court modify a separation agreement without the parties asking for it in a divorce

Asked about 3 years ago - Natick, MA

My ex is suppose to pay for college, what if he doesn't?

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    Answered . The court has the power to modify certain portions of separation agreements that are merged into the separatation agremenent and to which the court has continued jurisdiction over, however someone needs to make a motion to the court and show a reason. Hope this helps. take care.

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    Answered . Absolutely.

    You should retain counsel to bring a modification of your separation agreement. With issues involving the support of minor children, a court is always able to hear arguments and make a decision in the best interests of the child.

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    Answered . If the order says he pays, then he fails to do so file a contempt motion. Provisions regarding college education may be modifiable under some judgments. Bring the agreement to local counsel and discuss the possibilities.

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    Answered . No.


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