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What are some reasons to modify a divorce order?

On Behalf of | Aug 20, 2021 | Family Law |

Many people think that once a New Jersey divorce is finalized, that’s the end of it. There are a lot of cases when divorce orders need to be changed or enforced, especially when there are children involved.

What are some common reasons to modify divorce orders?

No divorce is the same and things change over time. Changes to people’s situations or circumstances can mean changes in the divorce order long after the divorce has been finalized. Some common reasons to change a divorce order could be:

– To increase or decrease child support
– To increase or decrease alimony
– To change custody arrangements
– To change visitation arrangements
– To relocate children to a different state
– To emancipate a child or end child support obligations
– To provide for the reimbursement of medical expenses

These are just some of the reasons that a divorce order may need to change. Within these reasons is a plethora of other factors that will be looked at and taken into account.

You can also go to court and ask that the divorce order be enforced if your former spouse isn’t complying with it. In this case, the court will order the former spouse to comply with the original orders or give additional orders.

How to modify divorce orders

In the state of New Jersey, you have to go to the same court that gave the original divorce orders in order to get them modified. A person looking to modify the divorce order will have to complete all of the forms, make copies, choose the motion date and file fees with the original court.