The months and years following a divorce can come with life changes. Sometimes, this means that modifications will need to be made to a divorce settlement. If you or your former spouses’ life has changed substantially, you will likely have grounds to revisit your initial divorce agreements. The modifications you request should reflect your current life circumstances.
If you are looking into this process, you will need to reach out to an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney who can assist you. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to get started. Here are some questions you may have:
What might require modifications?
When spouses are looking to modify their divorce agreement, they will need to prove to the courts that a change or reason in the individual’s life calls for the modification of the settlement agreement. The most common reasons cited to request post-judgment modifications include the following:
- If their child is in college and financial responsibility must be determined
- If their child reaches the age of emancipation and no longer needs child support payments
- If either party no longer needs support from their former spouse due to cohabitating with another person
- If an adjustment may be needed for custody terms, parenting time, and visitation schedule due to the child’s schedule changes
- If custody agreements may need to change due to their child’s exposure to domestic violence, substance abuse, a serious mental illness, etc.
- If the amount that is owed in spousal support or child support may need adjusting due to one party receiving a promotion, demotion, becoming disabled, or losing their job.
If you or your spouse meets any of the above qualifications and you wish to modify your settlement agreement, reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney today to learn how we can assist you in the modification process ahead.
What can be modified?
The divorce proceeding arrangements below can be modified in New Jersey:
- Child Support: Either party may request an increase or decrease in the amount they owe if a person’s financial situation changes while owing child support payments
- Spousal Support: A request for modification in the amount they owe can be made if a person’s financial or personal situation changes
- Child Custody: If either parent or child experiences change that deems the current custody agreement no longer suitable, child custody can be modified
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