No situation is ever permanent. Families expand, ex-spouses get remarried,
jobs are lost and gained, incomes increase and decrease, and the cost
of life fluctuates. Sometimes a change in circumstances affects one's
ability to comply with a previous court order. Fortunately, judges understand
that life changes and with that people's situations change.
Under Florida family law, you can ask the judge to change or modify a court
order if you can prove a significant change in circumstances warrants
the modification. For example, if you were ordered to pay
child support or
alimony, but you have recently been laid off from your job or have become injured
and are no longer able to work, you can ask the judge to lower the amount
of support you are required to pay. Similarly, if you are the one receiving
child support or alimony, and you would like to ask the judge for more
money, you will need to prove why you deserve to get more support.
Time-sharingand parenting plans can also be modified after a divorce has been settled.
The court understands that situations change, and is open to modifying
a time sharing or parenting plan as long as you can prove it is necessary
and that it does not compromise the best interest of the child. Like all
child-related family law issues, the judge's main concern is to ensure
that any changes or modifications you seek will not have a negative impact
on the child.
Contact an Experienced Jacksonville Family Lawyer
If you are interested in learning more about modifying your child support
order, alimony order, or time sharing or parenting plan, Jacksonville
family law attorney from Hutchinson Law would be more than happy to meet
with you to discuss your case. To schedule a consultation click here to
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