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Modifying Child Support Lawyer New York, NY

Modifying Child Support Lawyer New York, NY

When a New York family law judge orders child support, they do so based on each parent’s financial circumstances and the child’s best interests and needs. This court order is legally enforceable, and the paying parent must follow it. However, life changes, circumstances change, and a few years after the initial child support order, you may find that your financial picture is different and the order unsustainable.

Whether you are the paying parent and need to modify a child support order due to job loss or a change in your employability, or you’re the receiving parent and need an increase in child support due to your financial situation changing, a New York, NY, modifying child support lawyer can help. At the Law Office of Daniel Clement, we work with parents to help ensure their children’s needs are met and they receive adequate support to thrive. Contact us today for a consultation.

How Can A New York Modifying Child Support Lawyer Help Me?

New York family law courts determine child support based on a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s total income (income from all sources, including a full-time job and any “side gigs”). The amount remains the same unless the paying parent petitions the court to modify it. This is only granted if there is a substantial change in their financial circumstances from the time the initial order was issued.

The custodial parent may also petition for an increase in child support, but again, the petitioning parent must prove that their circumstances have substantially changed.

The petitioning parent must prove to the court that their circumstances have substantially changed. Furthermore, at least three years must have passed between the initial support order and the petition, or there must have been at least a 15% change in either parent’s income since the judge issued the initial child support order.

The rules of evidence for proving a change in circumstance can be narrow. A skilled child support lawyer can help you build a case supporting your position and present it before a NY family court.

Substantial Changes In Circumstances To Modify A Child Support Order

For a NY family law court to agree that there has been a substantial change in circumstances, the petitioning parent must show that there was an unforeseen change in their circumstances, the child’s needs are not being met under the existing order, or the initial order was unfair. New York courts have a high standard for proof of changed circumstances; we can help you gather the appropriate documentation and other evidence to support your petition.

Personalized Legal Advice For Child Support Modification In New York City

Do you need help modifying a legal child support order? Finances and employment can be unpredictable, and New York family law judges consider this when modifying an existing court order. However, you must present a solid case to support your petition. We can help you. Contact the Law Office of Daniel Clement today to speak with a skilled New York child support modification lawyer.

What Our Clients Say

Very knowledgeable. Daniel made things much easier in my custody case. He helped me to prepare and with his recommendation we avoided going thru the pain of a trial.
Thanks a lot Daniel!

– Felipe R.

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Daniel Clement

The Law Offices of Daniel E. Clement

Daniel Clement graduated from Brooklyn Law School and the State University of New York at Albany. With over 35 years of experience, he has been a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Matrimonial Committee. In addition, he has worked as an Arbitrator in the Small Claims Court of the City of New York. 

Known for his straightforward yet savvy approach to law, he specializes in multiple areas of family law including divorce, how to protect assets in a divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, property division, maintenance/alimony, and high net worth divorce. Clients hire Daniel for the personal attention, hard work, street smarts, and excellent value he brings to each case.

An accomplished attorney, Daniel also lectures and writes for various publications, including a blog entitled the “New York Divorce Report” and has co-authored the book, “Onward and Upward: Guide to Getting Through New York Divorce and Family Law.”

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