Child Support and Child Custody can always be changed in New Jersey Family Court. As a divorce and family law attorney in Jersey City-Hudson County, I am experienced in child support and child custody modifications for increased parenting time, increased child support and/or changing the custody/parenting time arrangement. In order to do so, you need to show a significant change in circumstances. For emancipation in child support cases, you need to show the child has left the sphere of influence which can be done in a number of ways (marriage, military enrollment, full-time work, part-time work living on their own, not working or going to school full-time and other situations.
Reasons to Modify:
The list above are just some reasons to modify custody, modify parenting time, modify child support post-divorce or post-court order. I am experienced in representing individuals that seek modifications of court orders. Modifying an order can be difficult and you must be able to show a significant change in circumstances. For example, Charlie is age 12, he begins to perform poorly in school and quits certain sports, this may be a reason to modify custody or parenting time. Another example is your find out that the non-custodial parent just bought an expensive house which leads you to believe he or she earns more money or you simply know he or she does, you can bring an application for an increase in child support. You will need to show your income as well so that the court can calculate a new order.
The Hudson County family court handles child support and child custody modifications. My team and I are one of the most active family law and divorce firms in Hudson County. I believe representing so many individuals in the court gives our clients an advantage as we know the particular styles of the Judges and their law clerks. While that in no-way guarantees certain results, it does help to know your audience.
If you have a case and seek to modify an order in the Hudson County Family Court contact us on 973-337-9643 or 201-706-3788 for a phone consultation or video consultation at no cost for the first 15 minutes.