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Alimony Modifications

Morris County NJ Alimony Modification Attorneys

Divorce and Family Lawyers with Offices in Whippany, New Jersey

Alimony awards (also called spousal support or spousal maintenance) are made based on the circumstances of each party at the time the award is made. When circumstances change, you have a right under New Jersey law to ask the court to modify the original spousal support order.

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., in Morristown, we are highly experienced at pursuing alimony modifications under the applicable legal standards.

Call us today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable New Jersey alimony attorney.

Alimony Modifications in New Jersey

You or your ex-spouse must have undergone a significant and unforeseen life change to request a spousal support modification. Examples may include:

  • A substantial decrease in your income due to long-term unemployment
  • A substantial increase in your ex-spouse’s income due to a new job
  • A long-term illness, retirement, or other factors

Both alimony and child support modifications are court procedures and should not be done through informal agreements. An informal agreement may not be enforceable if broken, and you may end up agreeing to something unfair based on the reality of both parties’ situations.

Whether through negotiations or litigation, making your alimony modification official through the family court ensures that everyone can present evidence of what has changed since the original order was made.

Contact our Morristown NJ Alimony Modification Lawyers for Answers

If you want to change your alimony obligations or are being asked to accept less money, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the modification procedure with an experienced lawyer.