Long Island Attorneys Assist with Post-Divorce Modifications to Suit Your Individual Circumstances
Life happens — alter your divorce or child custody decree to account for the changes
At Polin, Prisco & Villafane, we know that the decisions you and your ex-spouse made during the divorce process may no longer meet your needs or those of your children. As time passes and your needs change, the moment can come to seek a post-divorce modification of existing court orders. We have successfully handled hundreds of modification proceedings. Our committed legal team diligently works to revise your court order so it reflects your current life and status.
Custody and support payment modifications for numerous New York court orders
Our responsive attorneys can efficiently and effectively guide you through post-divorce modification processes related to many different family law issues, including:
- Child custody and visitation. As your children grow older, their living arrangements may need to change. You or your spouse may also have events in your life that require adjustments to your current child custody order. For example, one of you gets remarried or is relocated to a different geographic region. The court alters your previous agreement when it is shown that the modification is in the best interests of your child.
- Child support. A change in your or your spouse’s circumstances may warrant altering the amount of child support to be paid. Common reasons for modifying support are a change in income, different medical or educational needs of a child or the birth of another child to one of the parents. A modification may increase or decrease the amount of monetary support.
- Spousal support. If your spouse gets a new job with a higher income, the amount of spousal maintenance or alimony should be adjusted accordingly. Alimony is also commonly adjusted if your spouse gets remarried, there is a change in living expenses or one of the spouses is disabled.
We pride ourselves on being easily accessible to every client. Our emphasis on client service allows us to get the full picture of the legal challenges you face and the solutions that best meet your unique needs. We listen to your individual circumstances and help you create a proposed modified order to submit to your ex-spouse and the court for approval. If a negotiated agreement cannot be reached with your ex-spouse, we aggressively represent your interests at trial.
Contact knowledgeable Nassau and Suffolk countries attorneys for a free consultation
To talk with our attorneys about modifying your divorce decree, contact Polin, Prisco & Villafane by calling our Glen Cove, New York offices at 516.671.5300. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.