Changing situations following divorce may justify modifications to spousal maintenance or child support terms. The family lawyers at Needle | Cuda, located in Brewster, help clients with alimony and support modification requests when there are substantial financial losses or gains or other life circumstances that warrant changing terms. We have an extensive background achieving successful outcomes in modification requests.
There are two general types of spousal maintenance, or alimony, in New York. Post-divorce maintenance is awarded as part of the divorce decree but, sometimes following divorce, the paying or receiving party may wish to request a modification, down or up, to how much is paid or received. They may also ask for other terms of the order to be changed, such as how long maintenance will be paid. To modify a maintenance order:
We will assess your changed situation to determine whether you may be eligible for a modification. If you have a strong case and your former spouse does not agree to the adjustment, we will file the petition on your behalf and present the evidence of your substantial change in circumstances to the court.
Circumstances under which the court may change a child support order include the following:
Our attorneys will help you develop your request for a change in the most favorable way possible when your financial situation requires a modification to child support.
You will need to show documented evidence of why a modification is necessary when you request one. You can help prove that your financial circumstances have changed by evidence that could include:
Your ex will also have the right to dispute your modification request. If they come to the hearing to do so, we will advocate strongly for your interests in front of the judge.
The knowledgeable family lawyers at Needle | Cuda in Brewster petition the court for modifications to child custody and spousal support orders for clients in New York who experience substantial changes in financial and other circumstances following divorce. To schedule a consultation, call 203-557-9500 or contact us online.