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Modifications of Family Court Orders

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Circumstances change and, when this happens, sometimes agreements that were made at the time of a divorce, custody decision, or other Family Court decision need to be altered to match those changes.

At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, 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at Law, we understand that life is ever-changing and we are here to help you ensure that your life isn’t hindered by outdated divorce orders.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, Sari Friedman, 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 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 regarding child support, child custody, and spousal support, there may come a time when that arrangement is no longer working. When there is a significant change in circumstances 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 Divorce Modifications:

  • 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 can affect child support orders.

Work with Our Experienced Westchester Family Law Attorney

At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, 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 family law 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.

Are you thinking of requesting a modification to your previous custody, child support, or spousal support arrangement? Set up a consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

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