If you are someone who has divorced in the past, though your circumstances have recently significantly changed, you may require a post-divorce modification to help sort out any post-divorce issues you may have. Fortunately, our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney can help. Please read on and give us a call today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.
How do I know if I can get a post-divorce modification in New Jersey?
There are various circumstances that may warrant a post-divorce modification. Some of those circumstances are as follows:
- Your child has reached adulthood: Under most circumstances, when a child turns 18 years old, he or she is generally emancipated from receiving child support payments. That being said, if your child wishes to attend college, you may be required to pay for that, however, if not, you may request a modification or termination to those payments.
- There has been a change in your child’s schedule: If your child is now involved in a certain extra-curricular activity, or otherwise has a significant change in his or her schedule, it may very well warrant a change in your child custody agreement to better suit your child’s changing needs.
- Your former spouse has received a large sum of money: Whether your former spouse recently got a new job, came into an inheritance, or even won the lottery, if you are the supporting spouse, you may request a change in your alimony payments, as your former spouse no longer requires them to maintain his or her standard of living.
- An instance of child abuse: Oftentimes, if you can prove that your former spouse subjected your child either to an incident of domestic violence, or if you can prove that your former spouse has a substance abuse issue, it may warrant a child custody modification.
- Remarriage or cohabitation: You may request a termination, or at least a reduction to your alimony payments if your former spouse either remarried or is now living with another person.
As long as you hire a knowledgeable New Jersey divorce attorney who can prove that you or your spouse has encountered a significant and ongoing change in circumstances, you should receive the post-divorce modification you deserve and need to move on with your life.
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Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.