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Post-Divorce Modification & Termination Attorneys in Somerset County

Ensuring Support & Custody Orders That Fit Your Needs

While your divorce decree may have been sensible at the time of your divorce, it may not always reflect the realities of your post-divorce life. There is no question that your life can change dramatically in the years following your divorce. At some point, you may have to modify or terminate obligations under your divorce agreement. Informal agreements between you and your ex-spouse are not always enforceable and, in fact, can create significant problems later on. If you need to modify your divorce agreement, you should enlist the services of experienced legal counsel to understand your options, your chances for success and the best way to proceed.

At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, our family law attorneys represent people seeking or opposing a modification or termination of post-decree orders in Somerset County. We also represent people who need to enforce the terms of a divorce decree. Whatever your specific needs are, we will provide strategic representation at each point in the process.

Give us a call at (908) 356-7634 to discuss your case and see how SWLD can help you achieve your goals.


New Jersey family courts allow for the modification of existing family law support and custody orders, but you must demonstrate that at least one party has had a substantial change of circumstances since the original orders or judgment were entered.

If you are the person seeking the modification, the burden of proof will be on you. If you have experienced a permanent and substantial change in circumstances since the support order was entered, you may be eligible for a modification of your current alimony and/or child support order. Our Somerset County family law modification attorneys will discuss your situation and help you determine whether a modification of support is warranted. If so, we will be prepared to present a strong case on your behalf.

One of the most sensitive matters involving post-divorce modification is when one parent wants to relocate away from New Jersey with the children. Whether you want to move or to oppose a move, our lawyers are prepared to protect your interests.

Can I Terminate Child or Spousal Support?

You may be entitled to terminate your child support or spousal support obligations under certain circumstances.

Situations that may call for the termination of alimony include:

  • Remarriage of the supported former spouse
  • When the payor spouse reaches an age when he or she is retired and is eligible to receive full Social Security benefits
  • When the supported spouse moves in with a new partner, depending on the circumstances
  • Our family law attorneys in Somerset County can examine the circumstances of your situation and advise you about your options.

Our family law attorneys in Somerset County can examine the circumstances of your situation and advise you about your options.


In some situations, people find themselves unable to meet their court-ordered obligations due to circumstances such as injury, job loss, or extraordinary health care needs. If you are having trouble meeting the obligations under your court order, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney without delay. We may be able to help you avoid mounting arrearages and to modify your existing support obligation.

Let’s get started on your case today. Contact us at (908) 356-7634 now.

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