Post-Divorce Appeals, Modifications & Enforcement
Your marriage may be over, but your divorce decree binds you to your ex-partner in a way that many people do not fully understand. You and your ex are legally bound to comply with your divorce decree, no matter how satisfied or unsatisfied you are with it.
If you are not happy with the way your case turned out, or you or your ex-partner’s life circumstances have significantly changed since your divorce, you may be able to appeal your case or ask for modifications. If your partner is not complying with your divorce decree, you can ask the courts to enforce it.
Dalena & Bosch has helped numerous clients in Morris County New Jersey and beyond enforce their divorce decrees or increase and decrease child support and spousal support payments by requesting modifications and appealing unfair decisions. We have also gotten the courts to okay modifications to child visitation agreements, and approve relocations both inside and outside the state of New Jersey.
Judges are human, which means they sometimes make mistakes. They may apply the law incorrectly, admit evidence they should have barred, or even let their own biases skew their decision-making. If you believe the outcome of your case is incorrect, our experienced team of family law attorneys can take a look at your case and advise you of your options when it comes to appeals.
We have successfully appealed numerous cases including, child support and alimony awards, child custody and relocation agreements, and complex property division and valuation decisions.
It is rare for the parties in a divorce to maintain their post-divorce lifestyles for the rest of their lives. People get remarried, they move, they take and leave jobs, and they buy and sell businesses and property. When either party to a divorce makes a big lifestyle change, it is a good idea to check in with an experienced family law attorney to confirm that the existing divorce decree still makes sense. If it doesn’t, you may want to seek a modification of your agreement.
The key to seeking or defending against a modification request is the evidence available to support the claim. Judges don’t want to re-litigate every divorce out there, so there needs to be clear evidence that substantial lifestyle changes have occurred, which make the existing agreement unfair or impossible to adhere to.
If you or your partner would like to modify your existing agreement, our experienced team of attorneys can advise you. We know what sort of evidence the courts will find compelling, and how to achieve a successful outcome.
We frequently work with New Jersey families who are frustrated their partner is withholding child or spousal support payments, or is not complying with the court-mandated custody and visitation plan. We gather evidence necessary to prove non-compliance, then ask the court to force the other party to comply, or to modify the existing agreement in our client’s favor.
Holding Your Hand When You Need It Most
Planning for the end of your life is not an easy task. Neither is taking carrying out a loved one’s last requests. Both tasks are emotionally draining and require a lot of tedious paperwork. While we don’t claim that working with our firm will make either process a joy, we can promise that we will be there with you every step of the way.
We take our firm’s motto, “Holding your hand when you need it most,” very seriously. We can be your confidant and guide through the estate planning or probate process, and we will literally hold your hand if that’s what it takes to see you through. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.