New York Post-Divorce Modifications Lawyer

Update Your Court Order with our Family Law Attorneys

While court orders related to child custody, child support, alimony, and other family law issues are binding, they are by no means permanent. In many cases, these orders can lose their relevance or become unfair to one or more parties as time goes on and circumstances change, requiring them to be modified or discarded entirely for the good of those involved. With that being said, family law modifications are not guaranteed and often require the expertise of a knowledgeable attorney in order to be approved.

If you believe that the terms of any aspect of your divorce settlement are no longer relevant, or if your ex-spouse is pursuing a modification which you believe to be unfair, contact the New York family law attorneys at The Portela Law Firm, P.C. today. Our team of top-rated advocates can review the circumstances of your situation and provide the strong guidance you need to achieve your goals.

Our firm stands apart from the rest of the pack for the following reasons:

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We proudly serve clients throughout all of New York, including New York City, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Get in touch with us today to discuss your legal options.

Who Can Get a Modification in New York?

It is important to note that individuals may not receive a modification simply because they disagree with a court order. To be approved by a family court, a petitioning party must be able to demonstrate that a considerable change in circumstances has occurred since the order’s initial creation.

Acceptable reasons for modifications may include:

  • Loss of employment
  • The changing needs of a child
  • Substantial increases or decreases in income
  • Disability or changes in health
  • Substantial changes in time spent between a child and parent
  • Employment-related relocation
  • Substance abuse of either party

Modifications can be pursued by either party and can be related to most issues, including support arrangements, custody, and visitation. Just like divorce itself, modifications may be pursued in an amicable manner and submitted to the court for approval with the agreement of both parties. Whatever the case may be, any sort of modification should be handled with the assistance of a skilled attorney to iron out the details and avoid costly delays and pitfalls.

Discuss Your Modification Case Today

At The Portela Law Firm, P.C., our New York family lawyers are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of the family court system and can provide the edge you need to maximize your chances of achieving the results you need. With responsive communication and an unshakable commitment to client satisfaction, we can carry the legal burden and make sure your best interests are protected every step of the way, providing you with much-needed peace of mind. When your and your family’s wellbeing is on the line, we are the team you need on your side.

Schedule your confidential case review today to get started.

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