Child Custody Modification

Ulster County Child Custody Modification Lawyer Helping Families in New Paltz, Kingston, & Hudson Valley

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 Saugerties, 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 Saugerties, New York, or calling (845) 328-2159 or toll-free (866) 843-6388 or fill out the online contact form for help protecting your child’s best interests at every turn possible.

Client Reviews
I was living a nightmare of being falsely accused in a judicial system that considers all fathers to be dead beat dads until proven innocent. Living out of state and facing the possibility of jail, I miraculously found Jon’s website and called his office. Within a week the tables were turned, the lies were exposed, and the harassment was stopped. If you need someone that will challenge the system, then you need Jonathan Katz. Greg Weaver
Jon’s integrity towards his clients is what makes him a standout attorney. He makes it a priority to know what's important to you. You’re not just a number. He is upfront with you right from the start. He will not string you along just for his financial benefit. He is only willing to settle the case if that's truly what you want. Anytime I called him I received a call back from him that day. Not someone else in the office. He is an attorney that has a passion for what's important to his clients. John Morrissey
Being a single mom, I had enough stress in my life. I had no idea how to go about protecting myself. My daughters were my priority. Jon walked me through the process. He turned a difficult time into a workable solution. Diane Chiriani
Jon thinks well, works to be clear and honest. He works to get to a strong argument. He seems to have a good working relationship with everybody at the courthouse. I get the feeling he has no trouble thinking like a judge. He is friendly and courteous. He doesn't overbill. He takes and returns calls promptly. His legal staff is friendly and competent. What's not to like? Rick S.
I liked that there was always transparency throughout my case. Genevieve H.