Revising Support and Custody Arrangements When Circumstances Change
The arrangements for child support, parenting time and spousal maintenance concluded during the dissolution of marriage represent a plan for redefining family relationships and commitments, but New York law recognizes that needs and circumstances change over time. If you need advice about the modification of your rights or obligations following a New York divorce or Family Court proceeding, contact the Albany matrimonial law firm of Arroyo Copland & Associates, PLLC.
In most cases, the first step toward the successful modification of an enforceable family court order or divorce decree will be to try to get the other party to agree to a revised arrangement. This often requires the ability to show in negotiations that a court would be likely to grant the requested modification over the other side's opposition.
If you are the one who needs to change an existing commitment, we can advise you about the strength of your position and develop the evidence necessary to support it both in negotiations and in court. If you are the one requested to agree to a proposed change, we can advise you about the likelihood that a judge would grant it over your objection, and work to protect your interests accordingly.
In many situations, both parties will find that a compromise agreement is acceptable, but in some cases, there is no easy way to accommodate the interests of both sides. A common example of the more difficult range of modification cases comes up when a custodial parent proposes to move away from the area with the child, with obvious adverse consequences for the other parent's visitation rights.
Capital District Custody and Support Modification Lawyers: Call 518-464-6000
We handle modification cases across the full range of interests affected when new circumstances, needs or priorities mean that the terms of a divorce decree or other family commitment need to be adjusted:
- Child support orders
- Child custody arrangements
- Visitation schedules
- Parental relocation proposals
- Grandparent visitation
- Spousal support or maintenance payments
To learn more about the legal, practical and strategic considerations that go into the revision of family obligations following divorce or a determination of paternity, contact the Albany modification law attorneys of Arroyo Copland & Associates, PLLC.