Question: My husband and I divorced a few years ago. At the time, I was back in school and I had primary custody of my kids. Now that I am entering the workforce, I’d like to think about doing a 50/50 custody split. I think it would benefit both me and the kids. Can we do that, or do we have to stick with what’s in the divorce decree?
Answer: It’s important to remember that no divorce decree is ever final. Too many changes occur between the time a couple divorces and the time their child or children reach the age of majority. Whether it’s a new job schedule that means changing parenting time, or a change in income that requires a child support adjustment, most people eventually modify their first order.