In Suffolk County, judges often have to make legally binding decisions based on the circumstances that are currently present for the parties involved. Of course, a judge can’t see into the future and know what may change down the road. That being said, when circumstances do change, the individuals who are involved may want to request a post-judgment modification. In New York State, if an individual wishes to request a post-judgment modification, they will have to prove to the court that circumstances have, in fact, changed and that as a result, a modification is necessary.
Some of the types of orders that may be modified in New York State include the following:
- Child support orders
- Child custody arrangements
- Spousal maintenance
- Visitation arrangements
- Relocation with the child
These matters may need to be modified for any number of reasons, some of which can include:
- One of the parents or former spouses has had a loss or significant change in income
- One of the parents has become ill and can no longer adequately care for the child
- A job opportunity has presented itself that may require the parent and child to move
Individuals requesting a change will have to meet a very high standard of unforeseen circumstances. If you need an attorney to help with a modification, contact us today.
If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today. Our firm is proud to serve clients throughout Long Island when they face difficult legal matters.