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Modification of Child Support Orders

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On October 13, 2010 there were several changes that went into effect in regards to the Domestic Relations Law in New York State. One aspect of the law addressed modifications to child support orders. To learn more about child support modifications, our firm can provide you with detailed and up-to-date information on current child support laws and how they may affect you. The courts have gone so far as to insist that there be a section in bold type on each child support order informing both parties that they have a right to seek a modification to their child support order.

This right can be established under the following circumstances:

  • If there has been a substantial change in circumstances
  • If three years have passed since the last order was entered, modified or adjusted
  • If there has been a change in either party's gross income by fifteen percent or greater since the previous order was entered, or modified, or adjusted, then either party may seek a modification of their child support order.

Effects of the New Law Changes

The purpose of this change to the Domestic Relations Law is to ensure that the children in a divorce are properly taken care and are not adversely affected by their parent's divorce proceedings. Furthermore, when the non-residential parent enjoys a substantial increase in income, their children can benefit from the improved standard of living as well.

The new changes to the law not only shed light on our current economic climate but they promote and further the general wellbeing in children of divorce by allowing more wiggle room for the parents to seek a modification should their income increase or decrease. The Law Office of Lynn Poster-Zimmerman is not only abreast of recent changes to New York matrimonial laws; the firm is also entirely focused on helping their clients achieve their goals in their family law proceedings, whatever they may be.

For sound legal advice you can trust, contact a Suffolk County child support attorney today.

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