Post Judgment Modifications
Even the best parenting plans and support arrangements can become outdated and impractical. At The Colwell Law Group, LLC we regularly get calls from parents and ex-spouses who are anxious to change an existing court order. While post judgment modification isn’t always possible, there are many situations where you can revise your child support, child custody, or alimony orders.
If your family’s needs have changed and you’re ready for a new arrangement that better suits your current situation, speak to an Albany NY post judgment modifications lawyer at The Colwell Law Group, LLC today.
Has Your Life Changed? Your Custody, Visitation or Support Orders Can Change, Too
Whether you were divorced last year or 10 years ago, you have the right to seek post judgment modification of a child custody, visitation or support order when you have significant life changes. An experienced New York lawyer can help you petition for the modifications you need.
However, modifying a family law court order isn’t a simple process. You’ll need to present strong evidence that supports your claim and address any objections and defenses that your former spouse offers. Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. The Colwell Law Group, LLC’s respected team of family law attorneys would love to help you with a post judgment modification.
To learn more about how we can help modify child support or visitation rights, schedule a consultation with an experienced Albany child custody attorney. Contact us today.
Have You Experienced a Change in Circumstances?
Not all aspects of divorce arrangements can be readily modified. For example, you are not going to be able to make changes to a decades-old property settlement very easily. However, there are many aspects of a family law court order that can be changed more readily.
You have the ability to pursue modification of child support, child custody, and visitation orders by showing that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the original order was entered. Of course, substantial changes can come in many forms. Examples include:
- Drastic, unanticipated increase or decrease in income
- Change in the needs of the child
- Change in the family dynamic such as remarriage or the birth of a child
- Parent’s relocation or military deployment
- When a parent’s work schedule or obligations changes significantly, impacting their ability to care for the child
- Unexpected health issue or disability
- Situation that could potentially endanger the child
- The emancipation of a child
- The other parent consistently and knowingly violates your existing order
If you believe that there has been a significant change in your family’s circumstances, you should immediately consult with an Albany NY post judgment modification lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a modified custody or support order.