Preexisting orders governing child custody, child support, visitation or spousal support might become unworkable if one party has a significant change in their circumstances. When this happens, attorney James Patton is here to help. You have the right to seek a modification of an order when serious employment, personal or health issues would render a previous order obsolete.
From either our Hackettstown or Livingston, New Jersey, law offices, Woolcock Patton represents both parties seeking modifications and those fighting against them. Clients have presented a wide range of reasons for either seeking or contesting modifications. These include:
- Significant decreases in income (frequently the result of job loss, cutbacks or demotion) in income that result in lifestyle changes.
- Serious health conditions that result in physical or financial harm to the affected party.
- Job-related move-aways that would require a child support or child custody modification (requires a removal hearing before a family court judge).
- Relocations for personal reasons like remarriage, divorce or to be closer to family (also requires a removal hearing before the court).
- Extreme circumstances like substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration or incapacity that would impact spousal or child support, visitation and/or custody arrangements.
Woolcock Patton represents clients throughout Essex County and surrounding New Jersey communities seeking or contesting modifications to current orders. Woolcock Patton offer a free initial consultation and accept evening and weekend appointments as needed.