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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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When children are involved in a divorce, one parent usually has primary custody of the children. This parent has the responsibility to provide for the day-to-day needs of the children. The non-custodial parent is responsible for paying child support to the custodial parent. This is a fixed amount based on the court’s assessment of the financial positions of both parents. Typically this amount is based on fixed percentage of the income of non-custodial parent, but the courts do have discretion to take other factors into account.

Sometimes financial circumstances change. Unfortunately, the amount of child support that you receive or pay does not automatically change with these new circumstances. When changes happen, a parent can petition the court to modify the child support arrangement. At Spodek Law Group PC we can help you modify your child support arrangement in New York City.

Reasons to Modify Child Support
Parents who want to modify their child support arrangements need to demonstrate that at least one of three criteria are met: a substantial change in circumstances, a period of three years since the last child support agreement or a 15% change in the income of one of the parents.

A substantial change in circumstances usually involves a medical emergency or illness. A child may have become ill, and medical bills necessitate more child support. The parent without custody may also become ill and request a downward adjustment in support in order to take care of medical expenses.Another change in circumstance might be a remarriage that increase the household income of one or both of the parents. In these cases, one of the parents asks the court to consider these new circumstances in recalculating child support. Whatever the situation, the petitioning parent must demonstrate that the circumstances used to calculate the child support was based have changed.

If one parent can show that his or her income has changed by more than 15% since the last child support calculation, he or she can petition the court to modify the child support arrangement. If the paying parent’s income is reduced, this parent can petition for a downward adjustment. In this case, the parent involved must demonstrate that this decrease is not voluntary, and that all avenues to secure more income have been tried. In addition, the receiving parent can petition for an upward adjustment of the child support, if the paying parent has had a 15% increase in income.

If neither of these two conditions apply, parents must wait three years from the date of the previous child support agreement to request a recalculation. This time period gives parents an opportunity to adjust their arrangement for cost of living increases without tying up the courts.

Don’t Quit
If your child support payments are overwhelming your finances, do not stop paying. Instead, contact an experienced lawyer at the Spodek Law Group to help you. If you simply stop paying, you will be in contempt of the court order. You could be fined or even spend time in jail. You can petition the court for a modification in your child support, but until this is approved, you must continue to make your payments.

It might be tempting to quit your job in order to reduce your child support payments. This is not a good idea. The court is going to want to see evidence that your change in income was not voluntary. You will also have to provide evidence of attempts to seek employment. You will get a modification only for involuntary and unanticipated changes in your circumstances.

If the court finds that you could have done something to preserve your income, it can estimate what you should be earning based on your income history and the going rate for your skill set. It can then calculate child support payments based on this estimate. If you feel that your child support has become burdensome, your best bet is to talk to a lawyer about your situation. Then you can prepare a solid case to ask for a downward adjustment.

Spodek Law Group – Serving New York City
If you want to petition the courts for a modification to your child support arrangement, Spodek Law Group can help. We have over 50 years of combined experience practicing family law. Whether we need to assemble forensic evidence or research the legal aspects of the case, we will do everything we can to bring out the best outcome in your case.

We are a family-friendly practice that wants to do what is best your family. We will take every precaution to minimize the stress on your family. We want to make sure that your child support is fair so that your children are taken care of in the best way. We also want to protect the rights of parents paying child support. Just because you are divorced, it does not mean that child support has to drain all your resources. We want you to have peace of mind about your case. Our office is staffed 24 hours a day so that you can get your questions answered quickly without worrying.

At Spodek Law Group PC we offer a free consultation. Come in and find out about modifying your child support arrangements. We can answer your questions and help you determine the best course of action when petitioning the court to recalculate your child support.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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