It is quite possible that in the months and years following a financial settlement, your or your spouse, civil partner or partner's circumstances will change in ways that could impact upon the financial agreements in place. This is something that you will need to keep under review. This section highlights the main issues that could affect you. These include enforcing an order or agreement, the effect of a change in your or your former partner's financial position, the death of a former partner and also the changing needs of any children as they get older or if you or your spouse or civil partner forms a new relationship.
You need to make sure that the terms of the agreement or court order are carried out, if they are not then it is possible that you may need to apply to the court.Find out more about enforcing an order or agreement
Changes in capital is unlikely to give rise to any financial claims between you and your former partner, although it may be possible for you to make further claims on behalf of any children.Find out more about changes in capital
You should be aware of how changes in income may affect things like maintenance agreements.Find out more about changes in income
The death of a former partner, spouse or civil partner can be a very distressing time. This can also have an immediate impact on your financial position.Find out more about death of your former partner
You will need to plan financially for the time when any maintenance you receive for the children will end.Find out more about as your children get older
If you were married or in a civil partnership, starting a new relationship can impact on the amount of maintenance that you receive.Find out more about a new relationship