NYC Post Judgment Proceedings

Post Judgment Proceedings in New York City

vivien-starkAt the law office of Vivien I. Stark, we understand life doesn’t always go smoothly. After a divorce, there are many circumstances which could necessitate a change in your divorce decree. A job may force you to relocate, the father of your child may have lost his job, or a marriage is on the horizon. Whatever the change, there may be some instances where the provisions you worked out during your divorce just don’t work anymore and something needs to be changed.

Modifications after a divorce can be hard to obtain, but the right legal representation from a skilled New York City post judgment proceedings attorney can speed up the process. If something in your life has changed and you need to modify your divorce decrees, contact the law office of Vivien I. Stark today. Her 25 years of legal experience has focused on family and divorce law. Trust your post judgment proceedings with a skilled and confident family law attorney in New York City.

What Are Post Judgment Proceedings

When a couple gets divorced, there are many factors they have to address to finalize the proceedings. Among other things, couples must divide and distribute property, determine custody and support for the children, and decide if spousal support is necessary. As with all of life, nothing is set in stone. Occasionally, the need to change some of these arrangements may occur. Post judgment proceedings happen when there is a significant change in life and the original parameters of the divorce must be legally changed.

To do this, the spouses must go in front of a judge and have their cases heard. Post judgment proceedings in New York can be lengthy and often require extensive documentation or proof of the changing circumstances. Usually, decrees can only be modified after 3 years have passed, though this is not always the case. Changes may be needed for a number of reasons, especially in the following instances:

  • Child support. If one spouse is refusing to pay child support, a ruling to enforce the payments may be obtained. If a person has a significant change in life, like a remarriage, loss of job, relocation, or other career change, the child support payments may be modified to accommodate the new situation.
  • Child custody. If the custodial parent is relocating, he or she may need to change some custody arrangements. Other issues could be a parent falling ill or a charge of abuse or neglect.
  • Spousal maintenance. If the spouses had decided on a spousal support amount and time frame, and major change has occurred, like a spouse no longer needs support, is getting remarried, relocating, etc.

Though these are not the only changes that can be made with post judgment proceedings, they are the most common. Many times, these changes are warranted because things in the spouses’ lives shift for the better. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of cases where one spouse refuses to comply with the original divorce rulings. In that case, the modification is for enforcement. Whatever the case, it is in the spouses’ best interest to seek a competent attorney to handle the modifications. The courts will need to see proof of changing circumstances. An effective New York divorce attorney can present your case effectively.

Effective Representation in New York City

If you are looking to make changes to your original divorce rulings, contact the law office of Vivien I. Stark today. She is experienced in all aspects of family and divorce law, including post judgment proceedings. Vivien I. Stark serves New York City and the surrounding communities and is deeply committed to her clients. She has been recognized as a top contributor with superb ratings on Avvo and is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.