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Career Change, Change of Circumstances Regarding Reduction of Child Support and/or Alimony
Does a career change constitute a "change of circumstances" to justify a reduction of child support and/or alimony?
This is a very difficult question, and the answer it would most likely depend on the individual judge that handles your Lepis motion. Moreover, you will have to provide a real concrete explanation why you are forced to change to change your career. Your case will depend on a careful evaluation of the "reasonableness" of your decision, and the "relative advantages" of your decision. The court will weigh the totality of the circumstances. See, Storey v. Storey, 373 N.J. Super 464 (App. Div. 2004).
The court will weigh the following factors when it rules on your motion:
See, Storey v. Storey, 373 Super. 464 (App. Div. 2004)
To file for divorce in New Jersey under no-fault grounds, the couple must have been living separate and apart in different residences for at least 18 consecutive months. There must be no hope of reconciliation in the marriage.
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