Modifications can occur in relation to an alimony obligation. Whether an alimony obligation can be modified will initially depend on what type of alimony was awarded in the Final Judgment and whether said alimony is modifiable or non-modifiable. It is different in every case. Prior to filing anything in Court, It is helpful to first discuss with an attorney while providing the relevant details and terms of the alimony award which should be present within the Marital Settlement Agreement and/or Final Judgment of Divorce.
Modifications can also occur in relation to parental and children’s issues. For example, matters involving timesharing schedules and parenting plans can be modified if there has been a substantial change in circumstance that is unanticipated and permanent in nature or if said modification would be in the minor child’s best interest.
A change in a timesharing schedule, if significant enough and if it results in one parent having substantially less or more time with the minor children than what was previously being exercised, will justify a modification in the amount of monthly child support. Additionally, an involuntary change in income by either parent, whether that change constitutes and increase or decrease in income, can also justify a modification of child support.