New York City Order Modification
& Enforcement Lawyers
The New York City family law attorneys at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP have substantial experience assisting clients in the modification of child custody, support, and spousal maintenance orders, as well as the enforcement of court orders when a parent or former spouse is not meeting his or her custody or support obligations. Based in midtown Manhattan, we serve clients throughout the New York City area, in addition to Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties.
When Is the Modification of an Order Warranted?
A party to a custody, child support, or spousal maintenance order may file a petition to request a modification to an existing order if either party has experienced a material change in circumstances. When the proposed modification involves child custody or visitation, it must also be in the best interest of the child.
Examples of materially changed circumstances include:
- A former spouse’s remarriage or cohabitation with another person
- A former spouse gains new employment or a promotion
- One parent decides to move out of state or far from the other parent
- A child’s changing needs, including cases in which a child develops special needs
- A party’s deteriorating physical or mental condition, such as by drug or alcohol abuse
- One parent’s interference with a child’s relationship with the other parent
- A party’s conviction of a crime
At Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, we are committed to achieving our clients’ goals, and have helped many clients successfully modify custody, visitation, support, and spousal maintenance arrangements.
Can Hiring a Matrimonial Law Attorney Make a Difference in My Case?
When you have unresolved disagreements with a party that end with the issuance of a court order, it does not magically make the conflict disappear. Family law matters revolve around issues fraught with high emotion. That puts court orders intended to manage strained personal relationships at substantially high risk for being violated by one or both parties. Additionally, there may come a time when an order will no longer effectively address a changing situation.
It is in your best interest to retain a knowledgeable family law attorney who can remain focused on the important issues and craft a strategy that will give you the best chance of attaining your goal.
We are one of the only Manhattan divorce law firms offering all three options for divorce: litigation/negotiation, collaborative law, and mediation - providing custom strategies and solutions for our clients.
All families and marriages are unique - our attorneys take the time to listen to our clients to fully understand the circumstances of their case. Only then do we advise the best legal option for their goals.
Divorce is a time of transition. We understand the emotional and financial stress that clients experience during the divorce process – from day one our team ensures that we provide our clients with prompt feedback so that they are updated on their case every step of the way.
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Contact a NY Family Law Attorney with Experience in Modifications & Enforcement
If you live in the New York area and need assistance modifying or enforcing a custody, child support, or spousal maintenance order, please contact Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP or call (212) 466-6015 to schedule an appointment with an experienced NYC family law attorney. Proudly serving Manhattan, Westchester, and Bergen County, New Jersey.