How do I modify a court order in New Jersey?

When a court makes a decision, they do so based on the facts they are presented with at the time of which the matter is taking place. The court will always do their best to rule in a fair and just way. Of course, neither the court or the parties involved can predict what will happen in the future. Therefore, when a person undergoes a significant change of circumstances, they may want to see if the court order can be modified. There are several reasons that an individual may want to request a modification to a court order such as child support, spousal support, child custody, or child visitation.

It is important to note that it isn’t necessarily easy to modify a court order. In order to do so, the party who wants to seek modification must prove that they have had a significant, permanent, and unanticipated change in circumstances.If a person wishes to modify child custody, the court will have to consider the child’s best interests and make sure those are represented. Some of the reasons for which a person can request a modification to financial matters such as spousal support include:

  • loss of employment
  • medical issues
  • significant changes in income

If you have questions regarding how you can modify a court order, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney.

If you require strong legal representation for matters related to divorce or family law, Haber Silver & Simpson is here to help. We proudly represent clients in Morris County and throughout New Jersey. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.