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Post-Divorce Modifications in New Jersey

As time passes after an official divorce settlement, the dynamics and needs of a family are likely to change. Both a divorce decree and a settlement agreement are legally binding documents that must be abided to. However, after significant changes, it may become necessary to modify those documents. This can happen due to one parent choosing to move far away, a changes in one’s financial status, or when one of the former spouses has not been upholding their end of the agreement.

Our Somerset divorce lawyers have experience in creating modifications that best suit the needs of our clients given their current situation. Kisha M. Hebbon has experience creating positive outcomes for her clients in post-divorce modifications in New Jersey. Many of these modifications are subject to a Court hearing. While this may not seem as complex as the original divorce, it can be just as important to have proper legal presentation to ensure that your rights are represented.

Modifying an Existing Divorce Agreement

In New Jersey, the law requires that those looking to augment their divorce agreement must prove that there has been a significant change in circumstances and that it is necessary to modify the agreement. However, there may be a difference between what you constitute as a significant change and how the eyes of the law may view the issue. Some examples where a modification is likely to be approved in New Jersey include:

  • One spouse relocating a considerable distance away
  • Significant financial shift such as unemployment or disability that affects alimony payments
  • Parenting plan changes due to age or circumstance of children
  • Circumstances that influence child custody
  • Payment plan for college tuition and expenses
  • Dramatic increase in either ex-spouse’s finances
  • Emancipation of child
  • Termination of child support

Enforcing Existing Divorce Agreement

For some, there may not need to be new modifications of the divorce settlement, but rather a need for better enforcement of the existing agreement. When one spouse decides not to follow the court order, there may be a need for an enforcement motion. This can include enforcing such things as child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and other key aspects of a divorce agreement. Typically, these cases include:

  • Refusal to pay child support or alimony
  • Refusal to pay college costs
  • Nonpayment of medical expenses for children
  • Refusal to transfer assets
  • Noncompliance with parenting plan schedule
  • Refusal to provide health or life insurance

In many cases, the separated spouses may be able to find an agreeable solution through mediation. Whether both spouses are on the same page and trying to find a better solution or one spouse is refusing to adhere to court orders, our Somerset divorce lawyers will fight on your behalf to ensure a positive outcome for your family.

Somerset Divorce Lawyers at the Law Offices of Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC, are Versatile in their Approach to Family Law Issues

Each family is different but every family changes over time. Whether your child has reached an age with different needs than when you divorced, or your ex-spouse is refusing to help, our team of Somerset divorce lawyers will advocate for your rights. Kisha M. Hebbon has years of experience seeking better settlement agreements for her clients. Contact us online or call 732-873-6464 today for consultation on how to better prepare your family for your new future.

We represent clients throughout New Jersey including Somerset County, Middlesex County, Union County and including but not limited to the towns of Somerset, Franklin, Bridgewater, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Plainfield, Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Old Bridge, Rahway, Linden, Elizabeth, Cranford, Summit, Union, Clark, Elizabeth, Berkeley Heights, and Scotch Plains.

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