Dear ncsky:

Greetings. No, a divorce is completely different and separate from a Separation Agreement. If you have a divorce and no separation agreement, you will not be able to go back and renegotiate for anything since you lose the rights to alimony and equitable distribution.

If you have a separation agreement, then you may be able to change the terms based on the language of the separation agreement. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax


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I have a question when you get your divorce is the legal seperation agreement also considered in with it? Can things be changed after it all signed and done?