Staten Island Family Divorce Attorney

Child Support Modifications

Staten Island Divorce Lawyer A. Sheralynn Dow

Many changes can occur in the lives of parents and children which require a modification in child support obligations. In the months and years after a divorce is finalized, you may find that more or less is required to financially support your children. If you need to make a modification in child support payments due to a change in your circumstances and you are located in Staten Island, Brooklyn, or in the counties of Middlesex or Monmouth in New Jersey, you should seek my legal assistance.

As a Staten Island divorce lawyer, I am licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey and can apply to the courts in these states for a modification of any aspect concerning your child support payments.

Child Support Modifications in NY & NJ Family Courts

Child support payments may be changed by making a request for a modification submitted as a formal petition or motion to the court. This modification request can occur at any time throughout the period that support payments are required. Modifications may be requested when a change in the circumstances occurs, such as when a parent loses employment, or when the child requires additional income due to a medical or educational reason.

It is not wise for parents to make verbal agreements between themselves regarding a child support modification. It is always best to seek legal advice from a competent Staten Island divorce lawyer before making any decisions regarding child support modification. I can provide you with the knowledge and counsel you need. Contact me to arrange a Legal Strategy Session about modifying your child support order at your earliest opportunity.

Contact me today if you need to make a modification of child support through the courts.