Friday, July 21, 2017
As a dedicated New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, clients often ask me about their alimony being reduced. If your alimony is a number that either you have agreed to or a judge has ordered, there’s only really one way it’s going to get reduced. Unfortunately, that person who’s paying, the payer, may have the right to reduce the alimony if they show that there’s a change of circumstances.
A classic example, is if they lose their job. That doesn’t necessarily mean if you lose your job, automatically the alimony will get reduced. You have an obligation to show to the court you’ve made best efforts to find a job. You’ve then made best efforts to take a job. Sometimes you get a job offer, and you don’t take it, because you don’t want to pay the alimony and try to get around it. If it is a legitimate and reasonable application and there’s this change of circumstances, you may have your alimony reduced.
Have you had trouble with income and are trying to get your alimony reduced? Contact our experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer for guidance.
This educational blog was brought to you by Christopher Leon Garibian, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer.