Family situations change over time. This is true even after divorce. As children grow, changes occur that may require modifications to an original child custody or child support agreement. These changes must be approved by the court, even if they seem minor.
Post-judgment modifications become necessary if the circumstances of either parent or the child have substantially changed. Common reasons clients seek modifications to child support or custody include loss of job, illness or injury, or a significant change in income. However, the court is unlikely to change support payments if the loss of income occurred as a result of your choice or deliberate actions.
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At Arnel Law Firm in Brooklyn, New York, we have thorough knowledge of the procedure and circumstances that must be shown to amend a court order. Our modifications attorneys can help you present or defend against an alleged change of circumstances in a support or visitation modification request. Contact us immediately to tell us about your potential modification.
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Making Changes To Custody And Visitation
Modifications also may result from significant changes to a child’s needs or due to relocation by the custodial or noncustodial parent. In custody and visitation matters, it comes down to the best interests of the child, just as it did originally. Custody or visitation rights may be changed if a parent engages in behavior that puts the child at risk.
If a parent relocates out of state, child custody and visitation orders may be modified. The court may reduce child support payments to make up for the cost of transportation for child visits, or change the visitation schedule from alternate weekends to longer visits during school breaks and the summer.
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Hiring an experienced lawyer is the safest way to protect your interests and your child’s interests. Our Brooklyn custody modification lawyers can answer your questions and provide a straightforward assessment of your case during a free consultation. Call 347-966-7378 or 866-625-6348 or email us to schedule an appointment.