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NJ Post-Divorce Modification Attorneys

Guiding New Jersey clients through post-divorce modifications

When a divorce concludes and a judge enters a Final Judgment of Divorce, all marital issues are resolved. Sometimes, circumstances change for one or both spouses. When that happens, it might be necessary for them to request a modification to adjust a variety of issues. A New Jersey judge cannot reasonably take into consideration the unforeseen variables of the future. They are willing to hear and decide on modifications for a number of legal matters. The Salvo Law Firm has years of experience related to post-judgment modifications. If you are facing a need to modify an issue after the finalization of  your divorce, contact our firm.

Child Support modification

When children are involved in a divorce, child support will commonly be a factor in the case. Parents are responsible for financially supporting their children. Whether ordered by a judge or agreed upon, circumstances change and parents may need to modify the support structure. In order for a court to award a modification, a parent must demonstrate a significant, continuing, and unforeseen change in circumstance. Some factors that could lead to a valid need for a modification include the loss of employment, increase or decrease of income, and changes in the  custodial arrangement. In all topics related to children, the court will always act in the best interests of the child. If you have a valid reason to request a modification, contact The Salvo Law Firm to assist you in your legal matter.

Child custody modification

Similar to child support, when a child is involved in a divorce, child custody will be addressed by a court. Accordingly, courts are willing to hear requests for modification to child custody arrangements when circumstances change. Like any other child-related issue, courts will always act in the best interests of the child. A parent will have to establish a continuing and unforeseen change of circumstances. Some relevant factors that courts will consider include:

  • Medical matters
  • Change in work schedule
  • Negative change in school performance
  • Exposure to a third party that poses a danger to the child’s best interests
  • Relocation matters
  • Cases of parent alienation

Alimony modification

Alimony, or spousal support, is another divorce issue that can be modified in the face of changing circumstances.  When faced with an overwhelming, continuing, and unforeseen change in circumstances, one may need to request a modification to the support structure. In this situation, a court will review some relevant factors, including, but not limited to:

  • The ability of the supported spouse to be financially independent
  • Loss of employment of the payor spouse
  • Illness or disability 
  • Manipulation of finances to impact judgment
  • Cohabitation of the supported spouse


Contact an experienced New Jersey law firm to protect your interests

The Salvo Law Firm has years of experience working with clients to achieve post-divorce modifications when facing changing circumstances. Our committed attorneys are ready to assess your case, guide you through your options, and passionately advocate on your behalf in court. We know what it takes to convince a court that your request for modification is valid. If you need quality legal representation and effective counsel, contact The Salvo Law Firm,