When you go through a divorce in New York, even if you and your ex-spouse both do not think that spousal support is necessary, the court will probably bring it up and encourage it to some extent. At that time, it probably seemed fair and balanced, or else your divorce might still be contested to this day. But as you surely learned just from going through a divorce, nothing in life is completely predictable and even the best laid plans can require reworking.
If you have come to realize that your spousal support agreement is no longer working for you for one reason or another, you should contact a Dutchess County divorce lawyer from the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC. For years our firm has been focused on family law and divorce cases in New York, allowing us to develop numerous legal strategies to best handle your spousal support modification without forgetting your best interests or disrespecting the relationship you have rebuilt with your ex.
The divorce courts of New York State like precision and clear reasoning behind every ruling and decision. When you decide that it is time for your spousal support agreement to be modified, you must make a sensible, persuasive argument as to why. There must also be a solid, legal precedent at the groundwork of your argument.
Reasons you can request spousal support modifications include:
You can ask for a modification to spousal support payments from either side of the divorce agreement. If your spouse remarries, you can request that you no longer pay them any spousal support. If you lose your job, you can request an increase in the amount you receive each month. The possibilities will be varied depending on your original marriage, divorce, and personal lives.
When your spousal support agreement is not properly drafted or has not been updated to meet the current needs of your life and lifestyle, even the simplest matters can feel like a hassle. Rather than worry about your finances – whether you are not receiving enough or giving too much away – each and every month, let our Dutchess County divorce attorneys reevaluate your agreement, review your current financial situation, and determine a new spousal support amount that works for both you and your ex. Not sure if you are ready to start just yet? We never want to push you towards a decision you are not comfortable with. Just let us know what is happening by using our free case consultation form online and we will get back to you as soon as we can.