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Divorce Modifications Including Support & Custody

Divorce Judgment Modifications

Managing post-divorce issues

As relieved as you may be when your divorce is finalized, it’s important to be realistic about the extent to which any divorce judgment is final. Spousal support is subject to changes in the financial circumstances and marital status of the ex-spouses.

If there are children, their needs will change as they grow, and decisions will have to be made regarding their:

  • upbringing
  • health
  • education

Often, negotiating modifications can be just as contentious as the original divorce.

As a full-service Bergen County lawyer, Rita T. Jerejian provides thorough representation for all post-divorce issues, including:

  • Motions to enforce the divorce settlement
  • Modification or termination of spousal support
  • Modification of child custody or visitation
  • Modification of child support
  • Motions to allocate responsibility for children’s college costs
  • Relocation

Asserting your best case for or against modification

Any modification of the divorce judgment requires a strong showing of cause for why the original decree should be altered.

For example:

  • A custodial parent suffers from financial issues and petitions for increased child support. The court might decide that the best interests of the child require an increase in child support, or that such an increase would cause undue hardship to the noncustodial parent.
  • A spouse who is receiving alimony remarries or begins to cohabitate with a partner who is capable of contributing monetarily to the household. The court might grant a decrease or cessation of alimony, or it might let the judgment stand, depending on its view of fairness.

There are no rules about which way the court will go, but one thing is certain: Whether your rights are protected often depends less on cold, hard facts than it does on the quality of your legal representation.

Quality representation for your post-divorce controversies

As a Hackensack, NJ divorce lawyer for more than 25 years, Rita T. Jerejian, LLC, has capably represented individuals in post-divorce:

  • negotiations
  • litigation
  • appeals

Ms. Jerejian is always mindful of the toll litigation takes, both emotionally and financially, and negotiates in good faith to obtain mutually beneficial settlements. Given her record of success as a trial and appellate attorney, Ms. Jerejian is able to negotiate from strength to secure your rights through a fair settlement, or by prevailing at trial.

Contact a skilled and determined Hackensack legal team

Rita T. Jerejian, LLC offers compassionate yet aggressive divorce representation for those located in Hackensack, Paramus, Ridgewood, and throughout Bergen County.

To schedule an appointment with the firm, call Ms. Jerejian at 201.489.7714 or contact her online.