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Westchester County Post-Divorce Modifications Lawyer

If the matters of your divorce are no longer relevant to your current situation due to changes of circumstance, you may benefit from a post-divorce modification. While division of marital assets is not modifiable, the three other major aspects of divorce are: child support, child custody, and spousal support. The Westchester County post-divorce modifications lawyers at The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. assist clients with modifications, as well as resistance to planned modifications by the other party.

Modification of Spousal Support

There are a few eligible reasons for modifying spousal support (alimony), and they revolve around the finances of either party. These include the following:

  • Paying spouse loses their job
  • Paying spouse is demoted or their pay is reduced
  • Paying spouse becomes sick or injured
  • Receiving remarries
  • Receiving spouse is living with a new intimate partner
  • Receiving spouse reaches a level of financial self-support

Modification of Child Support

A two-year-old’s needs look much different than a 10-year-old’s. Because child support is paid much longer than spousal support (in most cases) and it involves three or more people as opposed to just two, child support is prone to more frequent modifications than spousal support. As the child or children grow up, their needs change drastically. So too do their parent’s financial circumstances. Reasons for modifying child support may include:

  • Either parent loses or gains a job
  • Either parent receives a pay increase or pay decrease
  • Either parent gets sick or injured
  • The child gets sick or injured
  • The child has other new healthcare needs
  • The child is starting a new school
  • The child is entering college
  • The child has other new expenses
  • The child custody order is modified

Modification of Child Custody or Visitation Rights

During the original child custody hearing or settlement, the non custodial parent may have been a completely different person than they are now, which is why they were not awarded child custody. It may be apparent that they have turned their life around. This is a perfect example of when a child custody modification or a modification of visitation rights is in order. There are many reasons that the court would accept a modification of child support or visitation. Below are a few of these reasons:

  • There has been a change in living arrangement
  • A parent remarries
  • A parent is a domestic abuse threat
  • A parent has an addiction
  • One parent has continually violated the custody order or parenting plan
  • The child is 12 or older and is requesting a modification
  • A parent has a substantial financial change

Call a Westchester County Post-Divorce Modification Lawyer Today

Life is not set in stone. The major decisions of your divorce should not be set in stone either. Modifications are realistic anytime there has been a substantial change in circumstance. Maybe you went back to school and graduated. Maybe the other party remarried or is living with an intimate partner. Maybe your child needs braces. Whatever the case may be, the Westchester County post-divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. are here to help. Call us today at 845-735-1300 to schedule a free consultation.

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