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Post-Judgment Litigation Intentionally & Exclusively Focused on Family Law

Bergen County Post-Judgment Litigation Attorneys

Post-Judgment Enforcement & Modification in New Jersey

Divorce can take a heavy toll on everyone involved. While navigating the emotional and financial hurdles of marriage dissolution is stressful enough, some couples can find themselves returning to court for post-judgment litigation after the final divorce decree is issued. In these situations, partnering with an experienced post-judgment litigation attorney is paramount to protecting your rights and securing a favorable outcome.

At Sherwood, Johnson & Poles, we understand the immense stress that arises when one party fails to uphold their end of the divorce agreement. If you’re preparing for a post-judgment matter, securing skilled representation can make all the difference. Fortunately, our attorneys are well-versed in New Jersey law to advocate for the fair settlement you deserve. With over 25 years of experience, you can trust us to guide your legal steps wisely while keeping your best interests at heart. 

If you’re returning to court for a post-judgment matter, you don’t have to do it alone. Call (888) 224-1218 to schedule a free consultation

What Is Post-Judgment Litigation? 

In New Jersey, post-judgment litigation may be necessary when one party experiences a substantial change in circumstances or fails to comply with the terms of the final divorce agreement. In post-judgment matters, the court is tasked with enforcing existing orders or agreements that were previously made, such as issues pertaining to child custody, child support, alimony, or division of assets. This legal process aims to ensure fairness and compliance with the court’s decision after the final divorce decree is issued. 

Common Post-Judgment Issues We Handle

Our firm has decades of experience helping families navigate a wide range of post-judgment issues, such as: 

  • Enforcing unpaid alimony or child support
  • Enforcing the sale of the former marital home
  • Enforcing custody and parenting time agreements
  • Enforcing the transfer of marital assets after property division
  • Modifying child custody arrangements or parenting time due
  • Terminating alimony or child support payments following a substantial change in financial circumstances

In addition to enforcement and modification, post-judgment litigation may also be necessary to determine new issues that weren’t addressed in the terms of the original divorce agreement, such as requesting to relocate with children, determining parental responsibilities to contribute to higher education expenses, or determining issues pertaining to a child’s special needs or medical care when parents cannot agree.

What to Do if Your Ex Won’t Comply with the Final Divorce Agreement 

If your ex-partner fails to honor the terms of your final divorce agreement, it’s crucial to exercise your rights by partnering with a qualified post-judgment litigation attorney. Our trusted advocates at Sherwood, Johnson & Poles have extensive knowledge of family law to help you navigate the legal intricacies of post-judgment litigation, giving you peace of mind that your best interests are prioritized. 

Our firm can help you file a motion with the court to enforce your rights and hold your ex-partner accountable for violating the terms of your divorce. In some cases, we can help you seek reimbursement for financial losses and legal fees incurred as a result of the other party’s non-compliance, reducing stress and expenses during this challenging time. 

Can I Modify Alimony or Child Support if My Financial Circumstances Have Changed?

If a change in financial circumstances post-divorce affects your ability to complete payments for alimony, child support, or other aspects of your divorce agreement, our attorneys can help you file a motion with the court for modification or termination. It’s important to understand that you must meet certain criteria to successfully modify or terminate payments. 

For a post-judgment modification to be successful, you must demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances since the final divorce decree was issued. This requires convincing evidence that the change in circumstances is significant enough to warrant a modification. Our highly skilled litigators have an in-depth understanding of post-judgment modifications to help you fortify your application with relevant evidence and advocate for a favorable outcome. 

Putting Families First for Over 25 Years

At Sherwood, Johnson & Poles, our family lawyers have over 25 years of experience in representing couples and families in Bergen County. We understand the complex and emotional nature of family law matters, which is why our compassionate team is dedicated to providing personalized representation in life's most challenging seasons. Whether you're preparing to start the adoption process or seeking custodial rights as a grandparent, we can help you and your loved ones navigate the legal proceedings with care and compassion while pursuing a favorable outcome on your behalf. 

If you’re preparing for family court, turn to a firm with decades of experience to protect your rights. Contact us onlineto discuss your case. 

Why Choose Sherwood, Johnson & Poles?

  • Personalized Approach For Every Case
  • Client- Focused Representation
  • Distinguished & Knowledgeable Attorneys
  • Evening Appointments Available
  • Over 25 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled