Modification of Court Orders After Divorce
Post-Decree Modifications in New York City
If the terms of your
divorce settlement have become unworkable for you for any reason, you can petition a
family law judge to modify your court orders. Your request will only be granted when
you can demonstrate clear and convincing evidence to prove the necessity
of the change, so it is advisable to seek the assistance of a respected
New York City divorce lawyer to maximize your chances of success. If you
are serious about getting results, come to Hindin Deutsch, P.C. for help.
We have more than four decades of experience and have an attorney who
has been named by our peers as a Super Lawyer. The outcome of this situation
may have a life-changing impact on your future, and we will work tirelessly
to provide you with the bold legal representation you deserve.
If you have lost your job or suffered a pay cut and can no longer afford
to supply the same amount of
child support or spousal maintenance, you cannot simply stop paying, as you could end
up with your wages garnished, you could lose your driver's license
or even be arrested. You must secure the approval of the court before
you can make any changes to the terms of your divorce settlement. We can
also represent you if you have been receiving support and now require
more for any reason, such as if your child has increased expenses for
education or medical care, or if you believe that your former spouse can
now afford to pay more.
Helping the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community
It is also possible to request a modification to the parenting plan you
received at the end of your divorce. The non-custodial parent may seek
to expand the schedule of
visitation, as well as petitioning for shared
child custody. If you have reason to believe that your children are not safe with your
former spouse, we can help you request an emergency modification to gain
sole custody until a full hearing can be held to settle the matter.