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New Jersey Attorneys Help With Support Reduction Cases

Ensuring fair payments when circumstances change

If you are barely managing to make your child support and alimony payments, or worse, have stopped paying because you cannot afford it, Murano & Roth, LLC may be able to help. We also protect your interests if you need to prevent a support reduction.

No matter which side you’re on, we have the experience and the knowledge to assist. We put our years of experience to work so you can get a handle on your finances.

We know that child support and alimony can be burdens in the best of times. Unfortunately, the payments are required, and your ex-spouse or children depend on the money. You cannot simply stop paying, or promise the people who depend on your support that you will catch up later. Doing so could ruin your credit, suspend your driving privileges and even land you in jail.

Factors considered in a request for support reduction

Reducing a support obligation in New Jersey requires a court determination that a change of circumstances has occurred. The court set the original support amount for a reason. It considered numerous factors, including your ability to pay. To overcome that and convince a judge to reduce your payments, you and your attorney must make a compelling argument that your situation has changed significantly.

An involuntary job loss or wage reduction, early retirement, disability or other misfortune are possible factors that could support a change. Even under these circumstances, though, New Jersey courts can be reluctant to grant a reduction of support.

No matter which side of the issue you are on, our skilled attorneys document every detail of your case so the judge has a complete picture of your financial circumstances before making a decision.

Terminating support obligations in New Jersey

If you seek to terminate your child support or alimony obligation, you bear the same burden of convincing a judge. Alimony will generally terminate if your ex-spouse remarries. Alimony may also, in some circumstances, terminate if your ex-spouse cohabitates and receives an economic benefit from the cohabitation. Similarly, child support obligations can be terminated if your child is self-sufficient and is emancipated. However, the court will consider all of the same factors it did when it ordered the support and will only terminate if the factors weigh in your favor.

We’ll also fight if you are a dependent parent or ex-spouse who seeks to prevent termination. We know the important role support plays in taking care of yourself and your family and we make sure the judge understands your situation.

Call today to learn about practical solutions for support reductions

If you need help pursuing or defending against a support reduction, you can rely on our experienced legal team for sound counsel and real solutions. Contact Murano & Roth, LLC online or at 201.265.3400. We offer a free initial 30-minute consultation.

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