Modification of Alimony

Petitioning for Alimony Modifications

Bergen County Divorce Lawyers Handling Spousal Support Matters

When the terms of a divorce and alimony are decided at trial, a court order will determine the amount of spousal support and child support will be paid, and by which party. There could be many unanticipated situations that may arise that could change the needs of either the recipient or party who has been ordered to pay spousal support.

If you need to modify an alimony payment, Moskowitz Law Group, LLC can help. Consult with our Bergen County divorce attorneys so that we can assist you through a modification of alimony and help you get the aid you need, whether you are the recipient of alimony or the individual providing alimony payments.

Wish to move forward with your case? Get started with a free consultation when you call (201) 419-6223.

Do You Need to Modify a Court-Ordered Alimony Payment?

If a significant change has occurred in your life and you feel that you need to modify an existing alimony order, you can request a modification from the court. Generally, a court will review both ex-spouses' current economic circumstances to determine significant changes have occurred that are enough to warrant the modification of alimony.

The judge may decide that an increase or decrease is justified if there has been a substantial change in circumstance, such as:

  • The loss of a job
  • An increase in cost of living
  • Illness
  • Disability

Either party has the right to request a modification of alimony, but it is advised that you do not attempt such a request without guidance and representation from a qualified New Jersey divorce attorney. Whether the court will approve the modification will based on many factors and if full documentation and compelling reasons are not presented to the court, the request could be denied.

Our firm has more than 50 years of combined experience and can offer the trusted legal counsel you need to navigate the process of modifying an alimony order. We know how to present a modification to the court and get a positive outcome.

Call us today and we can review your circumstances and advise you about a modification of alimony.

Results May Vary Depending On Your Particular Facts and Legal Circumstances