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What to Know About Post-Divorce Modifications in New Jersey

A post-divorce modification is beneficial to those who have experienced life changes that require updated child support, child custody, or alimony adjustment. To learn more, reach out to our skilled New Jersey divorce attorneys. At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys are here for you each step of the way.

What is a post-divorce modification in New Jersey?

It is not uncommon for former spouses to have significant life changes after their divorce. In fact, situations like this will likely provoke these individuals to want to modify their divorce agreement because it does not suit their lifestyle anymore. When dealing with post-divorce modification, it is critical to have a skilled divorce attorney on your side.

What factors may merit a post-divorce modification?

If a person wants a post-divorce modification, they need the approval of the court. To do this, they must show recurring instances of significant change in circumstances. A former spouse may require a modification in any of the following circumstances:

  • Their child has reached college age and the court must determine financial responsibility for college tuition and added expenses
  • They or their former spouse are now cohabitating with another person, it may order for a spousal support modification
  • Their child reached adulthood and no longer needs child support payments
  • If their child has a change in his or her schedule, parenting time and child custody terms may need to be modified
  • If they or their former spouse received a promotion, demotion, or is unemployed, disabled, or has had their job ended
  • If they or their former spouse endanger your child through domestic violence, serious mental illness, substance abuse, or any other instance of problematic parental fitness, there will most likely be an alteration made to the child custody terms of your divorce

What can be modified?

Issues involving child support, child custody, or alimony payments are all marital issues that can be modified. In order to receive a modification, the individual is first required to prove their claim to the court. This process is complex and will likely require the help of an attorney so that an individual can collect any necessary evidence of the change to prove why the modification is necessary. This may include tax returns, financial documents, police reports, school records, and more, depending on your individual situation.


At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC, our seasoned divorce and family law attorneys ensure that through the process of resolving your family matter, you feel empowered, not overwhelmed. Providing unwavering support, undivided attention, and unflinching advocacy, our team invests in your cause, working tirelessly to pave your path toward a brighter tomorrow. If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.