As the years go by after divorce, circumstances may change. Those changes in life could mean that any divorce settlement may need some modifications from the original. Divorced California residents can ask for changes to spousal support (also called alimony), or partner support with regard to domestic partnerships. A judge is the one who orders spousal/partner support and to change that order, it has to be shown that circumstances under which the order was initially made have changed.
Life circumstances are apt to change and chances are what was once fine in terms of a divorced couple's agreement may no longer be adequate. Then, there may be times when there are fraudulent things contained in an agreement or something that doesn't align with California or federal laws. That's where divorce modifications can come into play.
The only constant in life is change. When a California couple finds themselves negotiating a divorce, settlements are usually fashioned using the couple's current circumstances. But life changes after divorce, and with those changes, modifications to any agreements might be wise.