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New York Divorce Modification And Enforcement Attorneys
Even after a divorce is finalized, you or your former spouse may find it necessary to make a modification. While these cases can become complex, it is possible to seek a modification to a custody or support agreement. At Johnson & Cohen, LLP, we have extensive experience in representing individuals seeking modifications, as well as defending against them. Our attorneys will take the time to understand your specific situation and help you seek a favorable outcome.
We can also advise on the best course of action if you need to enforce an existing custody order, support order or other entitlements you may have. Our New York family law attorneys can represent you every step of the way and help you protect your interests and those of your child.
Modifications To Child Custody And Visitation
Relocation, changes to a busy schedule, and changes in life circumstances are all potential reasons for a modification to a custody order or visitation arrangement. The court may grant a modification if there is a significant change in circumstances. In any child custody case, the court will consider the best interests of the child as the top priority. Our attorneys can help you seek a modification for a custody order or help you defend against a modification to protect your rights.
Modifications To Child Support And Spousal Maintenance
A modification to child support or maintenance (alimony) may be appropriate if the payor (the person ordered to pay the support) is unable to make payments due to job loss or another factor that affects the ability to pay. Similarly, an increase in payment obligations may be appropriate if the payor has an increase in wages, received an inheritance, or has otherwise experienced a change in financial circumstances that make additional funds available. A modification may also be appropriate when the payor experiences a financial change in circumstances.
Depending on the facts of your case, we can help you obtain a child support or alimony modification to increase or decrease payment obligations. We can also help you defend against such an application.