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Modification of Child Support Orders Helping You Get Back to What Matters Most

Child Support Modification Attorneys in Queens

Life Requires Adjustments. We Can Help.

Changes in life occur all the time. Child support orders are issued by the court based on each parent’s income, your child’s financial needs, your housing situation, and your earning potential. Any of those factors can change, from you losing your job to your co-parent earning a promotion at work. As a result, modifications may be in order.

Orders of support can only be modified via court order, which means a judge has to approve the changes you make on the original order. Getting approval from the judge requires a working knowledge of legal requirements that a team of seasoned lawyers can provide. Principal attorney Natalie Markfeld and our Queens child support modification attorneys at Levi Divorce & Family Law Attorneys can help you and your family alter your order in a way that benefits you and your child.

Call (718) 215-0121 for a free consultation in English, Spanish, or Hebrew, or contact us online.

Modification Requirements

In order to request a modification of your existing order of support, you must first go to court and file a petition. Our team can assist you with the legal paperwork so your modifications can get to the judge quickly.

In your modification request, you must show one of the following in the state of New York:

  • There’s been a substantial change in circumstances since the original order was made (including a paying parent’s illness, decrease in parent’s income, or child’s medical needs)
  • Three years have passed since the order was issued
  • There has been a 15% increase or decrease in either parent’s income

If approved, the court’s modification will take effect the day you file the petition. If you want to have a judge-approved petition so your modifications can quickly take effect, our attorneys can provide legal counsel.

How to Make Modifications

We’re knowledgeable on all the steps you must take to reach a court-approved modification of your order of support.

To submit an accurate petition, you must:

  • Collect the name and address of your co-parent, provide a copy of your existing support order, and list the names, addresses, and birth dates of your children
  • File a petition for modification through our attorneys
  • If court rules in favor of your petition, it becomes effective on the date the petition was filed

Don’t wait to get your petition submitted. Our Queens child support modification lawyers are ready to help clients make modifications that suit their new lifestyle changes.

Call (718) 215-0121 for a free consultation.

Our Individualized Approach

  • Personal Attention

    We take the time to learn about our clients and their families.

  • Experience

    We understand our clients' specific family law issues.

  • Solution Oriented Representation

    We develop a legal strategy to help our clients achieve their goals.

Former Clients Share Their Story

    Would recommend her to anyone who wants to win or a positive outcome. Her knowledge and skills will definitely benefit anyone willing to put in work of their own and be prepared for any obstacles along the way.

    “Natalie Markfeld represented me in my Family Court matter and she did an amazing job. Don't let her size fool you she is very aggressive and outspoken in the courtroom and will get what you want or ...”

    - Former Client
    You made it so easy and quick. Communication was also amazing. Thank you!!

    “Thank you for doing such an amazing efficient job Natalie! You made it so easy and quick. Communication was also amazing. Thank you!!”

    - Natalie H.
    She was the dedicated and resourceful legal professional I needed at a very challenging time in my life.

    “Natalie Markfield was great on my case. This is who you want on your side. She was the dedicated and resourceful legal professional I needed at a very challenging time in my life. Whether by phone or ...”

    - Natasha M.
    From the moment I first consulted with Natalie, she impressed me not only with her professionalism but with her genuine interest in my case, which was somewhat unusual.

    “After enduring a most unprofessional experience with another law firm, I researched and found Natalie Markfield of Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. I’m glad I did. From the moment I first consulted ...”

    - Sean M.
    She was a beast in the courtroom. She assertively fought for what was best for my daughter.

    “This review is long overdue. But I found Daniella Levi & Associates when I needed help with a custody battle over my infant daughter last year. Natalie Markfeld was an amazing lawyer. She was a beast ...”

    - Anna B.
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