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How Do I Get a Post-Divorce Modification in New Jersey?

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Often, going through a divorce is a complicated and trying process. For this reason, most people are relieved when their divorce finally comes to an end and they can begin moving on with their lives. That said, just because a divorce is finalized doesn’t mean that the parties involved won’t ever have to revisit the matter. Often, after a divorce, people’s lives change, and terms reached in their initial divorce decree no longer reflect their current situation in life. If you’re looking to change the terms of your divorce to better reflect where you currently stand, our firm is here to assist you. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned Mountainside post-judgment action attorneys to learn more about whether you may qualify for a post-divorce modification and how our legal team can help you get one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the standard for obtaining a post-judgment modification in New Jersey?

To get a post-judgment modification, wherein the court will change the terms of your divorce decree, you’ll need to prove that you or your child has undergone a significant, unforeseen, and continuing change that warrants a modification to your divorce decree. Our legal team can help you gather and present all of the evidence needed to prove your case.

What are some scenarios that may qualify for a post-judgment action?

There is a wide range of scenarios that may warrant modifications to certain divorce terms, including the following:

  • Child custody: When one parent has a substance abuse issue or is a threat to their child and their child’s best interests in some way, it may warrant a modification to a custody agreement to ensure the child’s safety is protected.
  • Alimony: When the party receiving alimony remarries, gets a higher paying job, or otherwise comes into a large sum of money, the spouse paying alimony may have valid grounds to request the termination of the alimony agreement.
  • Child support: When a child reaches the age of emancipation, the child support payor may request termination of the child support agreement. That said, if a child has special needs, the parent receiving child support may request an extension on this support via a post-judgment modification as well.

If you have any further questions or you think you may qualify for a modification, give us a call or contact us online. We are here to help.

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We are a full-service divorce, family, and real estate law firm in Mountainside, New Jersey. For strong legal representation in all of your divorce or family law matters, contact Ross and Calandrillo, LLC today.

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Our firm believes that exploring alternatives to litigation can greatly benefit our client. Our firm’s established mediation practice can help you resolve family law issues more efficiently, amicably and at a lower cost. If you are interested in knowing more about our mediation services, contact the firm to discuss your situation.

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– Clarissa –

“Robyn Ross handled my two cases and won both, her passion and expertise was beyond a 5-star rating. She communicated with me through both cases...”

– Abdul –

“Liz represented me throughout a long and difficult divorce process. She was a godsend. Her knowledge, compassion, dedication, and commitment are unparalleled. I can not...”

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“The hardest part of going through a divorce or separation is the children. I’m so thankful that I had this firm represent my case. Ross...”

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