If you are someone who has gotten divorced, you may find that in the months or years following your divorce, your circumstances have changed. This is completely normal, which is why courts in New Jersey grant many former spouses what is known as post-judgment modifications. If you believe your circumstances have changed and your current divorce agreement no longer suits your needs, please read on and speak with our knowledgeable Bergen County divorce attorneys to learn more about post-divorce modifications and how we can help you receive one.
How do I know if I qualify for a post-judgment modification in New Jersey?
After a divorce, there are many circumstances wherein a former spouse may qualify for a post-judgment modification. Some of those circumstances are as follows:
- One spouse receiving a job promotion or demotion, warranting a change in alimony
- One spouse getting a new, higher paying job, warranting a change in alimony
- One spouse is now living with another individual, warranting a change in alimony
- One spouse exposed a child to domestic abuse, substance abuse, or any other form of behavior that may warrant a change in child custody terms
- Your child has recently changed his or her schedule, thereby warranting a change in child custody
- Your child has reached adulthood, warranting a change in child support
- Your child has special needs or is planning to attend higher education, warranting an extension on child support.
If you are seeking a post-divorce modification, you will have to prove to the courts that there has been a significant and continuing change in circumstances that warrants court action to modify your initial divorce terms. This is not always easy, which is why you must hire an experienced Bergen County divorce attorney who can work to prove that your circumstances are, indeed, continuing and significant enough to warrant such a modification. Our firm can use a wide array of evidence to prove as much, including school records, tax returns, financial documents, police reports, and any other form of evidence needed to prove your case. If you have any additional questions about post-judgment modifications or the legal process ahead, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced team of attorneys today. We are always here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.
Contact our experienced Bergen County firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.