Modifying Alimony or Child Support in New Jersey | What to Know
New Jersey courts understand that life is complex. If your life has changed significantly since the finalization of your divorce, you may be considering revisiting your initial divorce agreements to seek a modification to better reflect your current situation. If your settlement no longer suits you, it is recommended that you retain the services of an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney who will assist you with the modification process. Continue reading and reach out to the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner to learn more about the post-judgment modification process in New Jersey.
Following a divorce, if one party’s circumstances significantly change, there may be grounds to modify the existing order. If a spouse suddenly has a stronger source of income, loses a source of income, or remarries and they are receiving child support or alimony, there may be grounds to increase, decrease, or eliminate such payments.
The following are common reasons for modifying child support or spousal support:
• Permanent or long-term disability
• Severe illness, including mental illness
• Loss of a job
• Getting a new job
• A child going to college
• A child requires special needs
• A child’s schedule changes
• If their child reaches the age of emancipation
• If either party exposes their child to domestic violence, substance abuse, a serious mental illness, etc. custody agreements may need to change
• If one party seeks to relocate and they want to bring the child with them, they must seek a modification of the child custody order
To receive a post-judgment modification, you should first retain the services of an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney. The Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner can work to find and present various forms of evidence to prove that you have undergone a significant and continuing change in circumstances and truly require a modification to your initial divorce agreement. Ms. Wagner is prepared to assist you with the post-judgment modification process--all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.
Do not face complex divorce and family law matters alone. With over 25 years of experience, the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skill your case deserves. We will fight to protect your rights, your financial security, and your children. Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today for a consultation.
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