Modifications of Divorce Orders in Westchester County
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Circumstances change and, when this happens, sometimes agreements that
were made at the time of a
divorce need to be altered to match those changes. At
Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we understand that life is ever changing and we are here to help you
ensure that your life isn’t hindered by outdated divorce orders.
Our lead founding attorney received the Leadership in Law Award for 2012 from
Long Island Business News, a testament to her hard work and tenacity in fighting for her clients
every day. Give us a call today at (914) 873-4410 to learn how our Westchester
County family law attorneys can help you get your custody or support order modified.
When Can a Divorce Order Be Modified?
No matter how carefully the two parties in a divorce negotiate agreements
child custody, and
spousal support, there may come a time when that arrangement is no longer working. When
there is a significant change in circumnstances for either party, the
new factors will need to be taken into consideration when re-evaluating
if the current arrangement is practical.
Common causes for modifications include:
- Relocation to a new county, state, or country
- Loss of a job / significant change of income
- Medical complications or new diagnoses
To get into a little more detail: either parent can request a modification
when one parent's income has shifted in either direction by 15% or
more, or when 3 years have passed since the initial agreement. Also, new
medical diagnoses for can affect child support orders.
Work with Our Experienced Westchester County Divorce Attorney
At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we firmly believe in the
right of every parent to participate in the life of his or her child when
it is in the child’s best interests. The exact nature of this involvement
is fluid, of course, and subject to change as time goes on and both of
the parents as well as the child experience significant life changes.
We also firmly believe in each spouse’s right to maintain the standard
of living to which they became accustomed during their marriage.
Our divorce attorneys in Westchester County know that you want the best
for you your child, so let us help you in seeking the most beneficial
agreement possible. We have the utmost respect for our clients and we
will protect and fight for your rights throughout the process. If you
are considering requesting a modification to your previous custody, child
support, or spousal support arrangement, then
call our office to learn more about how we can help you.