New York divorce may seem final. However, the family's situation may change drastically after a divorce. If circumstances change, spousal support, child support and child custody may need to be revised to fit the new situation. New York family courts allow child support, spousal support and custody modifications, provided that the applicant is able to qualify for a modification.
Prior to the recent changes to the New York Domestic Relations Law and Family Court Act, it was crucial to prove a change in the person's situation, if that person had any chance of being granted a modification. If there was a judgment or court order, but no settlement agreement, it was necessary to show that circumstances changed drastically. Now, with the recent amendments, child support modification is now much easier. If there is a 15 percent change in earnings or more than 3 years have passed, a spouse can ask for a child support modification.
Nonetheless, before a parent can seek child support modification, that person may wish to consider consulting an attorney who can offer advice regarding child support matters. Our White Plains modification lawyers are adept at handling various modification issues. In addition to the child support modification, they also handle child custody modifications and alimony modifications as well. It is very difficult to calculate variables that govern alimony modification, and it may be best to enlist the help of an astute attorney.
Carton & Rosoff PC attorneys are experts in modification issues that govern family law. The attorneys work directly with the clients to understand the concerns that govern modification, including child support, child custody and spousal support. After all, each circumstance is unique.