In the months or years following a divorce, it is no surprise that life changes, for all parties involved, including both spouses and their children. When this happens, they will often require the services of a Nassau County post-judgment modification lawyer who can work with the courts to prove that a modification to their initial divorce agreement is truly necessary. Contact Barrows Levy PLLC today to learn more about how we can help you obtain the post-judgment modification you need.
Do I Need a Nassau County Post-Judgment Modification Lawyer?
Though in some cases, couples can agree on a modification to their initial divorce agreement without having to go to court for it, it is more common for one spouse to oppose a potential modification. In this case, it is the job of a Nassau County family lawyer to prove to the court that there has been a significant, unforeseen, and continuing change that warrants a post-judgment modification. Our firm is here to help.
Divorce & Family Law Agreements that May Qualify for Post-Judgment Modifications
There are various divorce and family law terms that may qualify for post-judgment modifications, though the three most commonly requested are as follows:
- Alimony: When one spouse experiences a significant and negative change in their financial situation, either by losing a job, developing a serious medical condition, or otherwise, he or she may request a modification to their alimony agreement to better reflect their current financial situation. Additionally, when one spouse remarries, is living with a new romantic partner, or otherwise has new financial means to support him or herself, the supporting spouse may request termination of their alimony agreement.
- Child Support: There are various circumstances that may warrant a modification to, or termination of, a child support agreement. For example, when a child reaches the age of emancipation, this is typically considered grounds for termination of the child support agreement. Additionally, in many cases, when a child either gets married, joins the military, or you can prove that your child is now financially independent, you may also request termination of your child support agreement. That being said, parents may also request extensions on child support past the standard age of emancipation as well. For example, oftentimes, if a child plans on attending higher education, or if a child has special needs, the child’s parent may have valid grounds to receive an extension on child support payments.
- Child Custody: Courts determine child custody agreements based on what they believe would be in the best interests of a child. That being said, if parents share joint custody of a child, though one parent poses a danger to the child or is otherwise parentally unfit (such as by having a substance abuse issue or by exposing the child to an incident of domestic violence) then the other parent may request a modification to their custody agreement in an effort to obtain sole custody of their child. On the other hand, if one parent was initially awarded sole custody, though the other parent has proven that he or she has made the necessary improvements and is now ready to be a responsible, full-time parent, he or she may also request a modification to the custody agreement so he or she can become a significant part of his or her child’s life once again.
These are just some of the circumstances that may warrant a post-judgment modification, and if you believe that your current situation in life calls for a modification to any divorce-related terms, our firm is here to help.
Contact Our Nassau County Post-Judgment Modification Lawyer
Life changes, and Nassau County courts understand this. However, you cannot receive a post-judgment modification alone–you need experienced legal representation on your side that can gather and present all of the evidence needed to prove that you truly qualify for one. Contact Barrows Levy PLLC today so we can get started building your case.