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How to Solve Post-Divorce Issues in New Jersey

When a couple chooses to get divorced, there are many matters that must be resolved, such as child support, child custody, alimony, and so on. But, things change. An agreement that may have worked at the time of the divorce may no longer work for you down the line. A divorce can drastically change your life, so your needs and situations may shift greatly. If you experience a life change and need to modify your divorce agreement, reach out to an experienced divorce attorney. Read on to learn more about post-divorce modification in New Jersey.

Common Post-Divorce Issues:

Some of the issues that may be cause for modification include:

• If you have retired from your job
• If you have suffered a disability
• If your ex-spouse has a significant increase in financial status

• If you have a significant decrease in financial status

Sometimes, important issues are not discussed in your divorce agreement. This could occur for various reasons. Some of these issues include:

• Child support
• Child custody
• Alimony
• Children’s education
• Emancipation

If need be, these issues can be addressed after a divorce is finalized, with the help of a divorce attorney.

Post-Divorce Enforcement:

Sometimes, one party does not fulfill the outlined obligations. Some of the obligations may include:

  • Payment of child support
  • Payment of alimony
  • Parenting time

If your ex-spouse is not fulfilling his or her obligations, you may have to file an enforcement motion with the court in an effort to force compliance.

How to Solve These Issues:

If you are experiencing issues with your ex-spouse after your divorce, you will need the help of an experienced divorce attorney. Ideally, these issues can be resolved through mediation. Mediation involves a neutral third party helping a couple work through the issues of their divorce in order to come to fair and equitable agreements. Sometimes, mediation is not possible, and you will have to solve your issues through the court.

In either case, you will need a skilled divorce attorney to guide you through the process and make sure that you are getting what you need and what you deserve. It can be frustrating to have to modify your divorce agreement. Once things are finalized, you likely want to close this chapter of your life. It is difficult when you have to resolve issues or even go back to court. Our firm understands the difficulties you may face when it comes to post-divorce issues. If you wish to modify your divorce agreement or your spouse is not fulfilling his or her agreed-upon obligations, reach out to our firm today to discuss.


If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.