Yes, it’s a common occurrence that a person’s life circumstances change after a divorce, and elements like alimony payments or even child support are no longer reasonable as originally ordered.
Even more importantly, letting the court know about your changed circumstances before you fall behind on ordered payments can save you a lot of trouble down the road, including sanctions like loss of your driver’s license or wage garnishments.
Modification is handled all the time, but the court will want to know that you lost your job through no fault of your own.
If the judge believes you’re attempting to skirt orders by impoverishing yourself, you can be ordered to make the payments regardless of your employment situation, so it’s important that your petition be handled appropriately.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino help clients achieve a reasonable modification to fit their new circumstances all the time.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens post-judgment modification attorney for free.