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Edison post-judgment modification attorney

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At the end of the divorce process, the court will draft a Final Judgment of Divorce detailing a resolution to all of the relevant issues that made the divorce contested. These issues could include property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, and more. The order also details what will happen if the court’s direction is ignored. With that in mind, the court is open to hearing cases of modification after the divorce is over. Courts cannot see into the future. If one party is subject to a drastic change in circumstances, they have the right to request modification of the order. You will have to establish an ongoing, continuing, and unforeseen change in circumstance that meets the court’s legal standard for issuing a modification. There are many reasons to request a modification from the court. Having an effective and diligent attorney on your side is important. If you need to request a modification from the court, you should contact the Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC.

What factors can be modified in New Jersey?

If you need to request a modification, you will have to establish an overwhelming change of circumstance that will convince the court that it would be unjust to continue the terms of the order issued at the end of the divorce process. A court will hear requests for modification related to, but not limited to:

Reasons for a post-judgment modification

The request for modification must be based on a good reason. Regarding child support, if a party lost a job or there was a change in custody, the court may issue a modification to justly adjust the terms of the order. A person may request a modification to a child custody arrangement based on a change in a work schedule, the need for relocation, medical issues, and other factors that would impact the child. Spousal support is often modified because of a change in financial status, a decline of one party’s health, and change in living situation. Some people request a modification for relocation based on what best serves the interests of the child, including factors related to academics, familial relationships, social and religious life, and more. With so many reasons to modify a court order and variables that impact the request, it is in your best interests to contact an attorney to guide you through the process and protect your rights.

Contact an Edison lawyer with experience guiding couples through modification

The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC understands how difficult it is to live with the terms of a Final Judgment of Divorce when things change. Because the future is uncertain, courts are willing to hear a case for modification. If you are faced with a situation in which you cannot abide by a court order, its best to contact an attorney that can help you modify the terms instead of ignoring the order and dealing with the multitude of negative consequences. If you need quality legal services regarding modification, contact The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC for a free consultation.