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Child Support Modifications in Schenectady, NY

Helping Parents Modify Their Child Support Orders

Noncustodial parents in New York are typically obligated to pay monthly child support payments to cover their children’s basic needs such as food, clothing, healthcare, and shelter. However, when circumstances change, many parents request a modification of their child support payments. This also holds true for custodial parents who believe they are not receiving enough child support from the noncustodial parent. This is to be expected, as life is full of unexpected situations for both custodial and noncustodial parents.

With this in mind, it is crucial to hire a knowledgeable attorney who is experienced in helping clients petition for a modification in their child support payments. Our Schenectady child support lawyers help both custodial and noncustodial parents petition New York family courts for a child support modification, and as a result, we’ve secured countless favorable outcomes. With DeLorenzo Grasso & Dalmata, LLP in your corner, you can rest assured that our attorneys will ensure no stone is left unturned to maximize your chances of getting the modification you need and deserve.

We encourage you to contact us online or at (518) 299-0314 and schedule your free consultation!

Change in Circumstances

Anything can happen at any time in life, whether it be a job opportunity in another state or a death in the family. These instances can impact a noncustodial parent’s child support obligations as well as a custodial parent’s financial needs, requiring the impacted party to file a child support modification petition with a state family court.

In New York, parents may be eligible to file a petition under the following circumstances:

  • A noncustodial parent becomes unemployed or gets a reduction in income through no fault of their own
  • Gross income has increased or decreased by 15% or more
  • Custody of the child has changed
  • A parent becomes ill or disabled
  • Three or more years have passed since the order was entered or last modified
  • A noncustodial parent obtains custody of the child
  • A noncustodial parent gets incarcerated, as long as it is not due to nonpayment of child support or committing an offense against the custodial parent or the child
  • A child becomes emancipated (i.e. they work full-time, join the military, get married, etc.)

Despite the above eligibility requirements for a modification of a child support order, a judge may exercise their discretion when determining whether a modification is appropriate for any given case. This means that they may keep the above requirements in mind while considering other significant details, such as a change in the child’s education, healthcare, and religious needs. Whatever your situation is, our child support attorneys will strategically advocate for your best interests by building a compelling case for you should you choose to hire us.

Looking to Modify Your Child Support Order? You’ve Come to the Right Place.

Not every lawyer has the ability to successfully petition and negotiate for a child support modification on behalf of their clients. Numerous judges strictly adhere to the eligibility requirements outlined in New York family statutes, while others are more flexible and decide whether a modification is necessary on a case-by-case basis with the statutes in mind.

Nonetheless, you need our attorney by your side at every step of the way regardless of which type of judge handles your petition. This is because you most likely don’t have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience needed to navigate the modification process accurately and efficiently. It takes close attention to detail, comprehensive planning, and honest, realistic legal counsel to maximize the chances of getting a petition granted. Thus, you can trust that our team will exhaust every resource needed to get a modification granted in your case.

Contact us online or at (518) 299-0314 to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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