Can I Modify My Child Support Agreement in New York State?
If you are a divorced parent, there is a very good chance that you have worked out some sort of child support agreement with your former spouse. Regardless of whether you receive or pay child support, in the months or years following your divorce, things will change, and oftentimes, a significant change in circumstance warrants a modification to your child support agreement. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Nassau County family law attorney to learn more about child support agreements and how you may have yours modified. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process ahead:
How do Nassau County courts determine child support?
Every case is different, which is why if you are seeking a modification to your child support agreement, Nassau County courts will consider each aspect of your financial situation and otherwise. However, that being said, the court’s primary concern is the well-being of your child, which means that ultimately, they will make their decision based not on your needs, but the needs of your child. Some of the many factors that the court will consider when someone requests a child support modification are as follows:
- Whether your child is looking to pursue higher education.
- You and your former spouse’s yearly income
- How many children you have, and how many children are living in your household.
- Whether your child has special needs.
- How old your children are.
- Your child custody agreement.
How do I know if I qualify for a child support modification in Nassau County?
There are various scenarios that have granted parents child support modifications through the years, including the following:
- Losing a job
- Receiving a promotion or getting a higher-paying job
- Coming into a large inheritance
- Losing a home
How do I receive a child support modification in Nassau County?
To receive a modification to your child support agreement, you will have to prove to the courts that there has been an unforeseen, significant, and continuing change in circumstances that truly warrants a modification to your child support agreement. To prove as much, you will need an experienced Nassau County family law attorney who has helped individuals through the process for years. Our firm is ready to help you–all you have to do is give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Nassau County firm
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