Is it possible to vary a court order?
Whilst it is possible to vary a court order it is not always easy to do so. Generally, a final order from the court is considered final however, the courts do understand that situations change and what had originally been ordered may no longer be appropriate.
In deciding whether to make any changes, the needs of the ex-spouse and any dependent children will be the primary consideration.
Applications to vary an order are most commonly seen in relation to orders for spousal maintenance but there are other aspects that can be varied in certain situations e.g. lump sum orders that can be amended, needing more time to pay, getting a property sold or transferred.