Reopening a divorce after a consent order is signed


#1

can the conditions of a consent order be changed after signing. Specifically, can alimony be ordered or settlement amount increased if it is discovered that one of the parties had more financial assets than he claimed? BTW: the consent order said that the case could ONLY be reopened if one of the parties had significantly more financial assets than he claimed.


#2

If the consent order says that, you should be able to readdress it. This would be similar to moving for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. Once the motion is filed, you can then start negotiating a new consent order.