Many people look to January as a month to get their lives started on a new footing. For many, this means deciding to leave their marriages. This is one of the reasons why January has been dubbed by many as "Divorce Month".
A judge generally enters in a final order when they decide child custody or support matters. Once they do this, any parties to that original agreement must request that a judge signs off of any modifications before any changes can be made to the order or it's enforced.