CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT
AND POST DIVORCE DISPUTES
We all know that things just don't stay the same, and that's just as true for divorced spouses as it is for anyone else. Issues that arise after a divorce, such as a job loss, retirement, a remarriage, a change in the children's schedule, a child attending college, or a work transfer to another state lead to renewed conflict between divorced spouses. New Jersey law also provides for situations that are changes in circumstances, that can sometimes result in a decrease or increase in alimony payments. Children change, and sometimes their parenting time schedule needs to change too. We counsel clients in planning for these events, where possible. We represent clients on these"post-judgment" motions, mini-trials (called plenary hearings) or negotiations, when their spouse has filed papers. We discuss the suitability alternative methods of dispute resolution with clients, such as mediation or collaborative law.
The law is changing as it relates to child support and the emancipation of children years after a divorce. Many litigants who receive or pay child support through the Department of Probation are receiving letters from the state, discussing the termination of support. If you have received one of these letters, we can assist you in understanding what it means to you, and what steps you need to take to protect your or your child’s rights. Take note that there is often a timeline associated with these letters, so make sure you adhere to any deadlines relevant to you.
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