One of the most unforeseen times when you will need a family lawyer in Herkimer, NY is after the judge has already issued your child support, child custody, or divorce order. Often times, people find themselves unable to abide by the terms of the judge’s order in their case. Parents fall behind on their child support obligations or cannot stick with the agreed upon parenting plan. In these times, an experienced family law firm can help.
If you have failed to abide by any of the terms of your divorce decree, the court may find you to be in contempt of court. This means that your ex can file a motion with the court to find you in contempt, and you will be forced to appear before the judge. This is nothing to take lightly, as the court can modify the decree that is not in your favor, fine you, or even make you go to jail. You will need a professional representative by your side during this time to ensure you receive a fair outcome.
Clients also need an experienced attorney if they have fallen behind in child support or alimony payments. This will mean that you are in arrears and your ex can take steps that will garnish your wages, suspend your driver’s license, and collect any federal monetary benefits. There are sometimes steps an attorney can take to prevent you from undergoing harsh penalties. However, you will likely need to modify your payments going forward if you can’t keep up, which a reputable attorney can assist with. Whether it’s the end of your marriage or you just need a solid paternity attorney, I can help.Call me today to schedule a consultation.