Child Custody Modification
Life does not stay stagnant. Divorce agreements can be modified based on substantial changes in your children’s best interests. If you are interested in modifying your child custody or visitation arrangement, obtain experienced legal help. Any changes to the child custody arrangement will ultimately affect how much child support you pay or receive.Your Child’s Best Interests Are on the Line — Obtain Experienced Legal Counsel
I am family law attorney Jonathan D. Katz with more than 36 years of experience modifying and enforcing divorce agreement in New York. Every case is fact specific. I am highly skilled at helping my clients navigate through the legal system with clear expectations.
I understand that nothing is more fragile than your children’s best interests. The last thing you need is to be left with any surprises. I am committed to addressing your concerns, while positioning you for the most favorable resolution possible. Contact my New Paltz, New York, law firm today for help modifying or enforcing your child custody or visitation arrangement.Handling Child Custody Modifications in Hudson Valley, New York
In order for child custody and visitation to be modified, the parent requesting the change must prove that a substantial change has occurred since the divorce was finalized. The best interests of the children involved is the paramount concern of the court. Modification cases are highly complicated based on the unique set of facts involved. The court uses a variety of factors to determine what would be in the children’s best interests, including:
- Preserving the child’s well-being and overall safety
- Promoting a stable and nurturing home environment
- Promoting involvement from both parents, when possible
- Preserving loving relationship the child has with other family members.
Every case is defined by the specific factors involved. I have extensive experience handling highly complicated modifications when custodial parents have become unfit to parent based on alcohol dependencies, drug addiction, mental illness or domestic violence cases. I know the right experts to consult including psychologists or psychiatrists to testify based on the children’s best interests. I also recommend for the children involved to be represented by guardian ad litems focused on making sure their voices are heard.
Just as every family is unique, no two modifications are the same. I have extensive experience representing parents interested in modifying custody or visitation arrangements, as well as parents contenting a modification. I will apply my years of experience and legal skills to your benefit.Contact a Highly Skilled Dutchess County Child Custody Attorney
When your child’s best interests are on the line, you can afford to settle for nothing less than experienced Ulster County child custody modification lawyer. Contact my law firm in New Paltz, New York, for help protecting your child’s best interests at every turn possible.