Representing Clients in New Jersey Post-Judgment Divorce Issues
Lives change and when they do, the arrangements made for child custody, child support, and spousal support may need to change as well.
The Brick post-judgment modifications attorneys of LePore ♦ Luizzi can advise you on whether you may be able to modify the terms of your divorce. We can petition the court to change your court-ordered:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support (alimony)
Who Is Eligible?
Court orders can be changed for specific reasons, not just because you would prefer them to be different. You must have experienced a significant change in circumstances since your New Jersey divorce was final for the court to consider a request for a modification. Significant changes in circumstances can include the loss of a job, the birth of another child, a remarriage, or a move to another location.
Each case must be individually assessed to determine if a modification is an option. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The modification is only retroactive to the date of filing the post-judgment petition, not to the date of the change itself. Do not rely on informal agreements with your former spouse. Even if he or she agrees to a change in child support, for example, the court will not recognize it. The paying party will continue to owe the same amount each month unless and until a child support modification is approved by the court.
New Jersey Child Custody Modification Attorneys
If you get a job in another state or want to move hundreds of miles away, the court cannot stop you. If you want to take your children with you, however, you may need the permission of the court. Our Brick/Tom’s River area family law attorneys assist parents with post-divorce actions to change child custody and visitation arrangements.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney, call toll free 888-788-8529 or contact us online.