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Is there anything I can do after my divorce has been finalized?

New Jersey Post Divorce Lawyers

Just because a divorce has reached a settlement and has been finalized, doesn’t mean the terms surrounding it are permanent. Modifications to the divorce agreement can be made, enforcement to the agreement can be utilized and other issues that may have not been addressed in the divorce agreement the first time can be brought back into mediation. Issues regarding child custody and support, alimony, and enforcing those decisions can all be brought to the attention of the court, even after a divorce is finalized. You may also be eligible to change the circumstances of your divorce arrangement if you have received a disability, been fired from your job, or you or your ex-spouse has had either an increase or decrease in income.

Regardless of the situation, the best way to make sure your rights are protected and to see all available legal options you may have, contacting a professional New Jersey post-judgment divorce attorney is in your best interest. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our decades of experience is used to help protect our client and fight for the best possible result. Talk to one of our Hudson County divorce attorneys by calling our 24/7 hotline at 732-773-2768 and receive a free initial consultation today!

How to make a change to visitation times or schedules in New Jersey.

New Jersey Visitation Modification Attorneys

Even though a divorce has been finalized, the needs of the members involved may change. This is true in terms of visitation. You or your ex-spouse may need to move out of state for a new job or your visitation hours may need to be increased or decreased due to other circumstances. Regardless of the situation, the needs of the child must be put first. To make a visitation modification, you or your ex-spouse can either create a consent order or file a motion. A consent order is doable if both parties are in mutual agreement of the changes and is an agreement that changes the existing visitation arrangement. This helps keep both parties out of court and makes the changes easy and quick. Filing a motion is sometimes needed if the change or the need for the change is contested, and the situation is brought to court. A substantial change of circumstances must then be proven and demonstrated in court.

Retaining a professional visitation modification lawyer is highly recommended when it comes to changing arrangements in parenting time. Do not let yourself risk losing precious time with your child. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has offices throughout the state of New Jersey, and our team of seasoned parenting time adjustment lawyers will best represent your needs and goals. Contact our law office and speak with one of our Jersey City divorce lawyers today with our free initial consultation at 732-773-2768.

The Answer to a New Jersey Divorce Complaint

When a Defendant has been served with a divorce complaint in New Jersey, he or she must respond within 35 days or risk a default judgment.  The Defendant has three primary options to respond to a divorce complaint:  Answer, Appearance and Counterclaim.  Furthermore, the Counterclaim contains an Answer.

All three options serve the same basic purpose:  the court and the Plaintiff are put on notice that the Defendant contests the cause of action and/or the relief sought.  Even in a no-fault divorce, the Defendant still denies the allegations even though this will never be contested.

The bottom line is, this is all very procedural and I wouldn’t get too hung up on it.  Your New Jersey divorce lawyer will handle the Answer/Counterclaim to the divorce complaint and everything else for you and guide you in the right direction.

If you are thinking about getting divorced in New Jersey, call the lawyers that will help you divorce different.  With 10 offices in New Jersey, our divorce lawyers are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey.  Our Hudson County divorce lawyers can also represent you in any New Jersey court.  Call us today to discuss your case.