Westchester Lawyer Handling Post-Divorce Modifications
More Than 20 Years of Experience With Family Law and Divorce
Circumstances change over time. An agreement that made sense at the time you were divorced may no longer be practical today. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances, it may be possible to modify your support, custody or visitation arrangement with the permission of the court.
The law office of Jessica Bacal, Esq., PC, in Mt. Kisco, brings strong credentials and more than 20 years of family law experience to individuals and families throughout Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties in New York. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, attorney Jessica Bacal is knowledgeable in the laws governing post-divorce modifications and family-related matters. To set up an appointment, e-mail or call 914-767-9290.
Modify Your Divorce Decree in Westchester County
From her office in Mt.Kisco, attorney Jessica Bacal can guide you through the post-divorce modification process in New York, including modifications of:
- Child support: Child support is initially determined by following the formula provided by the child support guidelines. This formula takes into consideration the income of each parent and other factors. If a parent loses his or her job, has a reduction in income or other significant change in finances, it may be possible to modify child support. Additionally, child support can be adjusted if the paying parent significantly increases or decreases the number of overnights with the child.
- Alimony/spousal maintenance: It may be possible to reduce, modify or terminate alimony payments if the receiving spouse remarries or if the paying spouse has a significant decrease in income.
- Child custody: With every change to custody, the court looks at what is in the best interests of the child. If one parent is looking to relocate or has substance abuse issues, or other substantial change makes custody modifications necessary, Jessica Bacal can help you.
- Visitation: Children change as they grow older, and it may become necessary to alter a visitation schedule if your child has new medical needs, has different extracurricular activities or your new job requires a change. Attorney Bacal can assist you with scheduling changes so you and your child can get the time you need together.
The firm represents clients on either side of the issue. Whether you are a parent seeking a modification, or a parent opposing modification, lawyer Jessica Bacal can help you understand your options and seek a resolution that meets your needs and the needs of your family.
To schedule an appointment with Jessica Bacal, e-mail or call 914-767-9290. The easily accessible Westchester County, New York, office is open during regular business hours, with evening and weekend consultations available by appointment.
Located just a few blocks from the Metro North train station in downtown Mt. Kisco, the office is situated at 61 Smith Avenue in a charming Victorian home converted to office space, near the Northern Westchester Hospital Center, with ample parking behind the building.