Morristown Divorce Modification Lawyers

If your circumstances have changed significantly since the time a divorce decree or other family law decree was entered, you may have a basis to obtain a modification of the existing decree. Contact an experienced family law attorney at Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz to discuss your legal rights and options. We represent clients in a broad range of modification proceedings, including:

  • Child custody modifications
  • Visitation modifications
  • Child support modifications
  • Parental relocation disputes

Call 800-481-9840/ 973-267-8895 to speak with an experienced family law attorney at Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz. Our law office is located in Morristown, New Jersey.

Morris County Child Support Modification Attorneys

Courts are reluctant to modify an existing custody order in a fashion that dramatically alters an existing custodial arrangement. You may be able to obtain a modification of an existing custody order, however, if you are able to demonstrate that a substantial change of circumstances has occurred since the time the custody order was entered.

If you are able to establish a substantial change of circumstances, the court will determine if a modification of the existing custody order is in the best interests of the minor child. Factors that could potentially warrant a modification include:

  • Evidence of abuse (physical, emotional or sexual)
  • A lack of parental fitness due to substance abuse or other factors
  • Parental relocation which may be harmful to a minor child
  • Parental alienation (where one parent attempts to sabotage a child's relationship with another parent, including a consistent refusal to abide by a court-ordered parenting time schedule)
  • Other factors damaging to a child's physical or emotional well-being

Child Support Modifications

If you feel you are paying too much child support or not receiving a sufficient amount of child support, let us review the facts of your case. We can perform a guideline child support calculation to determine if you have a basis for a modification of an existing child support order. We can file all necessary documents with the court and present a powerful argument for a child support modification on your behalf at all necessary hearings.

Parental Relocation Disputes

Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz represents mothers and fathers in parental move-away disputes. A parent wishing to move to another state or to a distant location within the state must first obtain a court order. The other parent may object and seek appropriate legal relief.

Having an experienced family law attorney who understands how to properly handle parental relocation disputes is essential to the protection of your rights. In some cases, parents who have moved without prior court order have lost custody of their children. Conversely, a parent opposing a parental relocation needs an experienced family law attorney who can present the most powerful argument possible in opposition to the proposed relocation.

You can find the experienced legal representation you require at Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz. Our family law practice is headed by attorney Robert E. Dunn, a certified* matrimonial lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience. We have extensive experience in modification proceedings, including custody, visitation, child support and parental relocation modifications.

Contact Us

To speak with one of our Morristown divorce modification attorneys, call 800-481-9840/ 973-267-8895 or contact us by e-mail.

*Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey