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Sometimes after parties are divorced, one ex-spouse believes that there has been a substantial change of circumstances requiring a modification of their divorce judgment. Our attorneys specialize in matrimonial law and can help you with any of your needs.

What is Modification in Matrimonial Law?

In marital and family law, the term “modification” refers to the procedure of revising or changing the provisions of an existing court order or agreement pertaining to family law issues. After a court decision or agreement is made, life events and conditions might alter. Modification permits parties to seek revisions to better represent their current requirements or the interests of others involved.

Aspects of family law that are subject to changes include child custody, visitation rights, child support, spousal support, and property distribution. Modification is based on the guiding premise that court rulings or agreements must be adaptable enough to take into account potential changes over time.

How Do You Seek a Modification?

The party requesting the adjustment normally has to show that there has been a material change in circumstances that justifies the request. This might involve things like a change in the child’s requirements, a move, a major change in the parent’s capacity to follow the current order or agreement, or a change in the parent’s income.

In order to propose a modification, a move must be filed with the court. The application must be supported by facts and documents, and arguments must be made to convince the court that the change is required and in the parties best interests.

New York & Long Island Modification Attorneys

Our attorneys at The Saul Law Firm are experienced in handling all post-judgment modification proceedings, and we will advise you as to your likelihood of success in these proceedings. We will stand by you every step of the way in assisting you to obtain any monies to which you are entitled. Contact us today.