Enforcement & Modifications

Guiding You Through Enforcement and Modification of an Order

As time passes and your needs change, an existing court order may no longer serve your best interests. Or, as time passes, an order that was once followed may be ignored. In either circumstance, it is best to seek a lawyer’s help with enforcement and modification proceedings. At the Poughkeepsie law firm of Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we are dedicated to guiding clients through this process as effectively and smoothly as possible.

Child Custody and Visitation:

Orders of child custody and visitation are often some of the easiest to modify because courts recognize that family needs change as children grow. At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we can assist you through the process to make sure that everything goes smoothly in the interests of your children. Regardless of your situation, we can help. We also represent families with parents relocating within or outside of New York State. The law involving relocating presents significant challenges and requires particular expertise and experience which we have.

Child Support

New York State will help parents enforce child support, but enforcement is often more effective with guidance from an experienced attorney. At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we often help our clients explore options that may not otherwise be available to them. We also represent parents accused of not paying child support.

Our experienced attorneys also represent parents in proceedings for modification of child support. We take a holistic approach to this work, and conduct a full analysis of the potential benefits, or sometimes drawbacks, of seeking a modification of child support.


In certain circumstances, alimony may be subject to enforcement or modification, but the work usually requires an experienced attorney. At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, our attorneys have been representing clients throughout the Hudson Valley for more many years. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you achieve the best possible results in an alimony matter.

To speak with a lawyer about enforcement or modification of a court order, contact Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner by calling 845-486-4300. You may also complete our online form.

Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner

301 Manchester Road, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Phone: 845-486-4300
Fax: 845-486-4080
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