Modifying Your Child Support Order in Long Island
My Situation Has Changed. Can I Adjust My Support Order?
At times, it will be necessary to modify the terms of your
child support agreement. While the agreement may have been right at the time of your
separation agreement, your income situation may have changed, your child’s needs may
have become different and your living situation may have changed.
It is important to consult a New York child support attorney immediately
if you believe that you need to modify the terms of your child support
agreement. Rather than trying to come to an agreement with your spouse
without the help of an attorney or without going through the court, it
is essential that you do this with an attorney’s assistance. Making
sure this new agreement is entirely valid will help avoid any conflict
in the future.
Contact Us Today to Pursue a Modification of Child Support.
Will I Qualify for Modification?
You can also find out if your situation qualifies in the first place. For
your convenience, we have included some examples of possible situations
where child support modification may be possible and/or necessary:
Circumstances for Child Support Modification:
- Being forced to take another job because your vocation or industry has
- Your child begins living with you full time.
- Your child begins working full time and becomes emancipated.
- A change in your child’s medical or educational needs.
There are some particular circumstances which will not qualify for the
modification of child support. This may include such circumstances as:
- Voluntarily leaving your current employment situation.
- Voluntarily changing to a lower paying job.
Contact a Long Island Divorce Lawyer Today
Our Long Island divorce attorneys take on modification of child support
cases throughout Long Island, New York. With
more than 35 years of legal experience and a strong dedication to professionalism and personalized attention,
our team is an excellent choice of family law representation.