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Change in Child Support Orders

Queens Child Support Attorney

If you received child support orders several years ago, you may be wondering whether they can now be modified. After all, children get older, life changes, and people take on new jobs. It's no surprise that support orders need revising with the shifting seasons of life and the court fortunately takes this into consideration.

The last thing you want is to put in a great deal of time and effort, only to have the court deny your modification request. When you retain our Queens child support attorney, the pressure no longer rests on your shoulders. We have over 100 years of combined experience of experience and will use all that we know to your advantage.

Representation is crucial during this time. Fill out our online contact form to request your free case evaluation today!

How do I petition for a support modification?

The court takes child support orders seriously and expects both parents to fulfill their end of the contract as long as is necessary. Just as parents can create their own support orders, they can also request a modification on their own. The court must approve the changes before anything is considered final. Either parent can file a petition with the court explaining why they think modified orders are necessary.

According to New York law, any of the following may warrant a change:

  • A substantial change in circumstances
  • A 15% increase or decrease in either parent's income
  • Three years have passed (for those made on or after October 13, 2010)

A substantial change in circumstances might include anything from unexpected medical problems or a decreased income. Support modifications aren't relegated to an increase only—parents can request reduced orders if they believe they can no longer keep up with payments or that they are no longer as reasonable.

Protect your rights with our Queens child support attorney.

It's always difficult when life throws you a curveball and many parents feel irresponsible for requesting modified orders. At the Law Offices of Donald Mastrodemenico, P.C. you should never feel ashamed about the circumstances you're facing. We can help you obtain results that meet your unique needs.

Get in touch with us today to schedule your confidential consultation. We pride ourselves on putting our clients concerns first, every time!

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