When a couple finalizes a divorce or family law matter, the judge's decision is legally binding. Whether a couple goes to trial or utilizes mediation to come to a conclusion, the judge will always have the last word on divorces and child-related issues. Judges will often decide on important issues including:
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance
- Child custody and visitation
After the orders and judgments are detailed and passed down, they are legally binding and only post-judgment modifications will allow for deviation. Long Island courts understand that circumstances change. If either spouse has significant changes to their situation, the court will hear their claim and judge accordingly.