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I am in the 10 day waiting period after the final hearing and

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I am in the 10 day waiting period after the final hearing and before the dissolution order is signed - I guess that is what happens next. The MSA that was initially filed made need to be amended because it contains language that is superseded by the parenting plan, which was just filed. The parenting plan does have some language at key provisions that change from the original MSA to reflect that it is a modification to the MSA, but I am told I should ask for a First Amended MSA. What else should I be double/triple checking here? Opposing is slippery.
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If the parenting plan was submitted to the court as well to be entered and it contains language that states something to the effect that in cases of any conflict between the parenting plan and MSA, the parenting plan would supersede, then while you can modify the MSA, it is not absolutely necessary. If your parenting plan does not have such wording in there, then you have to modify that MSA by filing the motion to amend the MSA to make it conform to the parenting plan. You need to go through both the MSA and parenting plan side by side to make sure you catch all of the conflicts so you can address them all at one time.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just for clarification, the two main sections of the parenting plan that conflicts with the MSA have a statement that states this shall be a modification of paragraph (x) of the MSA. Sufficient in your view or slack?

Thank you for your additional information.

Yes, it is sufficient since it specifically says it modifies the particular paragraph of the MSA, meaning it supersedes the MSA on that issue.
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