After divorces are finalized, sometimes changes in circumstances occur. As a result, people believe that they might be able to obtain a modification to the length or amount of their spousal support or child support payments. Or, sometimes people need legal advice to know how to respond to a request to modify support presented by the other party. (In the case of parents who were never wed, modifications would apply to the original Court order in their case as opposed, obviously, to a divorce order.)
In today's economy, income and career changes are commonplace at all levels of the socioeconomic scale. Salary decreases, salary increases, increased expenses, decreased expenses, illnesses, injuries, job loss, a new job, increased special needs of children, along with other factors, may lead you to believe that a modification of a child support or spousal support agreement is legally obtainable. A seasoned attorney can help you understand your rights and options, as well as any potential complicated legal aspects of the claim that you might have never envisioned, and protect your interests throughout the process.
Making an application to the Court for a modification can also in certain circumstances be detrimental to your situation, so it is very important to seek legal advice so that you gain a comprehensive understanding of the laws as applied to your particular facts and circumstances. On the flip side, sometimes it seems absolutely necessary to contest such a modification, but there also it is necessary to seek the guidance of a seasoned family law attorney who can determine if contesting the modification could potentially bring about even a worse outcome due to your particular set of circumstances.
Musulin Law Firm, LLC, represents clients all over the nation with cases venued in Burlington County, Mercer County, Camden County, Gloucester County and other New Jersey counties, in a range of issues involving modification and enforcement of divorce orders and Court orders, including child support and spousal support agreements. Spousal support and child support modification lawyer Christopher R. Musulin leads the legal team at Musulin Law Firm with more than 27 years of family law experience and a wealth of training and knowledge. With Christopher at the helm, the family lawyers at Musulin Law Firm are passionate about providing supportive legal services to people with family law matters making sure that you understand your options and make sound decisions in your case. Musulin Law Firm, LLC, is located directly across from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.
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Contact the firm online or call 609-267-0070 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced support modification lawyer.