When you are involved in a divorce or family law matter, many decisions will be made by a judge. Of course, those decisions are made by the court based upon the current situation and current circumstances that are at hand. These factors can include income, employment, disability, education, and more. However, as time goes on, circumstances may change and you may need the court to revisit the decisions that were made and change them based on new life circumstances.
If you have a court order that needs to be changed, you will have to request a modification through the court. You can not just decide to make a change on your own because it can result in legal trouble down the road. Some of the post-judgment modifications that can be requested through the court include those involving spousal maintenance or alimony, child support, relocation with a child, child custody, and visitation agreements.
If what you are requesting is contested by the court or the other party involved, you may find yourself facing a legal battle. The bottom line is, changes can be made years down the road but they must be ordered and approved by the judge. It is important that you retain the services of an experienced family law attorney who can help effectively guide you through this process.
Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today for a free consultation.