Child Support Modification

Modifying child support used to be a difficult task. Even if a party responsible for child support loses his or her job, that party is still responsible to continue to look for work, or even become under-employed in order to stay on top of support payments. Courts have hardly been sympathetic to parties who did nothing to better their situation in those instances.

Recently, however, the New York State Child Support laws have changed to permit modifications where there has been (1) a substantial change in circumstances, (2) three years have passed since the order was entered, last modified or adjusted, or (3) there has been a change in either party’s gross income by fifteen percent or more since the order was entered, last modified, or adjusted. Parties can opt out of numbers 2 and 3 in an agreement, but not out of option one. To know more about Child support from oursmithtown NY Family lawyer visit :


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