Modification of Child Support
Need to Increase or Decrease Child Support?
Prior to the conclusion of a divorce case, child support will need to be
determined. Child support is established based on the income of both parents. Once a
divorce is finalized, you may assume that no further legal action must be taken.
That is not, however, always the truth. If there is a material change
in circumstances, such as the loss of your job or an increase in your
ex-spouse's salary, you can request to have your existing child support
order modified. To pursue a modification of an existing child support order,
speak with our Long Island family lawyer now.
How to Modify Child Support in Long Island
In order to have a
child support modification successfully approved, you will need to prove that a change
in circumstances actually exists. To do so, you will need to gather evidence,
document proof, and file such information with the appropriate court. As your
Long Island divorce attorney, we can help you file your modification request so that a judge can re-examine
the existing support obligations while considering the change in circumstances.
The judge will give the final word as to whether or not the modification
If you need to have your child support agreement modified, whether you
are the custodial or non-custodial parent, you will need attentive representation.
With more than 25 years of experience, we have the resources to assist
you through your case. We are dedicated to meeting your legal needs and
ensuring that your child's best interest remains the primary focus.
The state of New York has recently amended its procedures for the modification
of a child support order. Requests for modification, can be made: (1)
in the event that three years has passed since the entry of the order;
or (2) if either party's income has changed by 15%. Learn more about
the changes in the law and how we can help you by contacting us today!