As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak throughout the country and the state of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy mandated stay-at-home orders for all residents. This requires social distancing and all non-essential businesses to temporary close in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus. These unprecedented changes have impacted lives in different ways, such as job and income loss for many people. During difficult times such as these, there can be significant financial consequences. For those who are divorced and owe certain payments, such as alimony or child support, this can make it difficult to keep up.
Individuals facing these situations have options depending on their circumstances. However, the most important thing to remember is that they are still required to make these payments as long as it is mandated by the court. They can only be stopped with a formal order or agreement.
Individuals facing these situations should know that they are required to make these payments as long as the court requires them to. They can only be terminated with a formal order or agreement from the court. While this is true, former spouses and parents can instead ask the court for a modification of their payments instead. This allows adjustments to be made to the either the frequency of the payments or the amount that is owed. Modifications can make sure a new arrangement is made that better suits their new financial situation. Whether or not a person is granted a modification can vary depending on their circumstances, which is why it is ideal to speak with an attorney to understand what can be done.
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