Modification of Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support and or Alimony (Spousal Support)
Under certain circumstances, a party may modify an existing child custody and/or support order. Alimony and child support may be modified up or down, provided there has been a substantial change in the financial status or income of either party.
Using the “best interest of the child” standard, child custody may be modified if there has been a material change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the child. Visitation may also be modified if it is determined that a change is in the best interest of the child whether or not there has been a material change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the child. Prior to pursuing a modification action, The Schachter Law Firm, LLC can advise you on whether your prior order can or should be modified.