New York courts are open to hearing requests for modification of a court order, including child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, and other matrimonial matters. The legal standard for a court to grant a request for modification is high. A person must establish an unforeseen, ongoing, and substantial change in circumstances that overwhelmingly convinces the court to change the order. Some factors that can lead to a change in spousal maintenance includes illness, loss of job, a change in dependency, and more. Child support can change because of a change in the custody arrangement, income, and unexpected loss of employment. Child custody can change if there is a sudden change in work schedule, health conditions of the parents or child, an exposure to dangerous third parties, and more. It is important to retain quality legal support through this process.
When a party does not follow a court order, they can be held accountable for their actions. If a party needs help because the other ex-spouse is not following the direction of the court, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible. Our firm can help you file an enforcement order, also known as a violation petition, asking the court to intervene. In most situations, the party that needs to request assistance to enforce a court order, the party who is violating the order will be responsible for the court fees. When it comes to financial issues, like spousal maintenance and child support, there are many ways in which the court can help, including wage garnishing. When a child custody arrangement is being violated, the court can change the structure or impose sanctions on the parent. In some cases, a court even decides to hold the party in contempt of court.
Contact an effective post-divorce attorney
When you need a helping hand, The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. is ready to serve. Our firm has over 25 years of experience representing clients facing post-judgment legal matters, including requests for modification and filing enforcement orders. Legal matters may not end when the divorce is over and we are here to guide you through these tough situations. For a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.