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Clewiston and Lake Placid Custody And Support Modification Attorneys

The orders that are established in a divorce are a direct reflection of the circumstances that existed on the date that the divorce was finalized. Circumstances can change over time, however, and the original divorce orders may no longer be a fair representation of the spouses' current situations.

In cases like these, it may be appropriate to request a review of the original orders and seek a modification from the court. The court has a great deal of discretion in these matters, and gaining approval for a modification is not automatic. If you feel that you may have grounds for a modification, it is important that you seek the advice of a reliable family law attorney who can help you understand your legal options.

Understanding Modifications In Florida

Under Florida law, it is possible to seek the modification of the alimony, child support, custody and visitation orders. The information below provides a brief overview of the changes that could create grounds for a modification:

  • Alimony: The recipient spouse may have grounds for a modification if he or she has experienced a significant decrease in income or the paying spouse experiences a significant increase in income. The paying spouse may have grounds for a modification when he or she experiences a significant decrease in income or the recipient spouse experiences a significant increase in income, remarries or enters into another type of supportive relationship.
  • Child support: The recipient parent may have grounds to seek a modification of child support if he or she has experienced a substantial loss of income, if the paying spouse has experienced a significant increase in income or if the children's level of need increases. The paying parent may have grounds to seek a modification if he or she has experienced a significant decrease in income, the recipient parent has experienced a significant increase in income, the level of need for the children being supported decreases, or one or more of the children has reached the age of majority.
  • Child custody and visitation: Both parents may have grounds to seek a modification of the custody and visitation order if they have experienced a change in work schedules or other obligations have arisen that will no longer allow them to accommodate the original order.
  • Relocation: If you attempt to relocate the child's residence after a parenting plan has been established, you may need a court order to do so prior to the relocation.

Discuss Your Post-Divorce Modification Needs With One Of Our Lawyers

To schedule an initial consultation at one of our offices in Clewiston or Lake Placid regarding your modification needs, please call us at 863-301-0657, 863-699-2889 for Lake Placid or toll free at 800-800-8261. You can also contact us via email.