WESTCHESTER COUNTY AND NEW YORK CITY DIVORCE MODIFICATIONS
It is impossible to predict the future. As time passes after the signing of an agreement or an order of the court, it is natural for issues to arise. If there is a major change in a person’s life, he or she may no longer be able to comply with certain provisions. It may be necessary to renegotiate an agreement or to return to court for a modification.
At the Miller Law Group, we often represent people seeking modifications of existing divorce agreements. Many people need to change child custody, child support or alimony provisions when unexpected changes occur.
- Child custody is often modified as the needs of the child change. As a child becomes a teenager, for example, it may no longer be practicable to follow the parenting time schedule that worked as a child. Modifications are also necessary when one parent moves away from New York, whether that move is across the state, across the country or across an ocean.
- Child support is sometimes modified due to significant changes in earnings, whether through new employment or loss of a job. If your earning capacity has changed, you should know that you will need a modification order from the court before you can pay a lesser amount. Simply paying less without the court’s approval can lead to trouble.
- Maintenance (Alimony) is often considered the most difficult to modify, however modifications may be possible via agreement of the parties. Alimony (spousal maintenance or spousal support) may be modified when circumstances change, like when one spouse remarries or enters into a new committed relationship.
CONTACT US REGARDING DIVORCE MODIFICATIONS
Talk with a lawyer regarding modification of your divorce agreement. Contact our law office in New Rochelle, New York, by calling (914) 738-7765 for a confidential consultation about your divorce or other family law matters. Attorneys at our New Rochelle office serve clients throughout Westchester. We also have a Manhattan office to serve clients in New York City.