If a divorce is in progress and one party or the other has a substantial change in employment circumstance, it can make the process much more complicated and difficult. Normally, parties, where there is an issue regarding income for a party, may look back at the last three years of employment and what that party's income had been. However, if a party looses their job or is laid off, through no fault of their own, and the current job market makes the prospect of finding a similar job or job with similar income unlikely, calculations for alimony, child support and other issues become difficult. An employment expert may be necessary in order to more precisely determine what that parties income should be and what their current job prospects are in order to accurately calculate possible support such as alimony or child support. If you are anticipating a divorce and have recently loss your job, please call Green & Associates at 732-390-0480 in our East Brunswick office or 201-242-1119 in our Fort Lee office to set up a free consultation. Night appointments are available.
A substantial change in circumstance as to employment may also occur in the context of a postjudgment motion for alimony or child support modification. Proofs of attempts to find a job must also be considered in this context. Generally, a party must have had the change for six months or more for the court to adequately consider it.