Modification and Enforcement of Custody Arrangements
- How Can I Make Changes to My Child Custody Agreement?
- When Might I Need a Post-Judgment Modification?
- What If I Want to Move Out of New Jersey With My Child?
- What If My Ex-Spouse Violates Our Custody Agreement?
- Can Graziano & Flynn Help Me Oppose a Modification?
- Is Substance Abuse Grounds for a Modification In New Jersey?
When changes to a child custody agreement are requested, the court will review the facts and, if warranted, issue a post-judgment modification. Agreements cannot be altered unless circumstances clearly indicate a change is necessary. It's crucial to work with an experienced attorney to obtain the best results since modifications to one part of a divorce agreement can often result in more extensive changes.
Common issues that can trigger a request for modification include remarriage, additional children, substance abuse, and cohabitation. Any changes to a child's living situation may necessitate revisiting the original custody agreement. If an ex-spouse doesn't abide by the conditions established in a custody agreement, that may also be cause for a modification. If you think you need to modify your custody arrangements, contact Graziano & Flynn for an appointment to discuss your situation.
If you decide to move out of state, you must ask the court for permission. In general, children must stay in the state where the divorce was granted. A judge has to approve moving children out of state. You must have valid reasons for the move, such as a new job. In most cases, it's best if you can work out an agreement with your ex-spouse before moving forward with a request to the court. It's essential to work with experienced New Jersey child custody lawyers if you're contemplating a move that would require modification of your custody agreement.
It's distressing when a former spouse doesn't abide by a custody agreement. To understand all the remedies available to you, you should talk to a qualified child custody lawyer. In some cases, you may need to seek a modification of your custody agreement. Contact Graziano & Flynn to make an appointment for a consultation if you're dealing with a non-compliant ex-spouse.
Yes, we can help. Whether you need to request a post-judgment modification or oppose proposed changes, our team is here for you. Modification can be a complex issue, and it's vital that you consult with an experienced lawyer.
Substance abuse can negatively affect children, and the court will consider it when determining custody. The New Jersey courts are committed to protecting the health and welfare of children, and a parent with an alcohol or drug problem can be extremely harmful to a child. Talk to your attorney if substance abuse has become an issue.
If you're in New Jersey, contact Graziano & Flynn to discuss any post-judgment modification concerns you have. Our lawyers are highly skilled and willing to fight for your rights.