Modification of Child Support in Florida
Modifying Your Child Support Order in Jacksonville
It is not unusual for a parent to ask to have the
child support order modified at a later date due to a change in circumstances. For example,
there may be a change of jobs, an increase or decrease in income, or there
may be special needs of the child which have changed or were not previously
allowed for. Any number of reasons could exist for a parent to request
a modification of the child support order.
However, you must take required legal action to get permission from the
court to modify the child support order, or you may find yourself facing
contempt of court. Hutchinson Law is equipped with Jacksonville divorce attorneys who can
help you prepare and receive court-approved child support modification
orders to protect your future and your child’s future.
Speak with our Jacksonville
divorce lawyer today during a
case evaluation to discuss your case.
State Modification Guidelines
As with the original child support calculation, a number of factors are
considered by the Florida court when reviewing a request for modification
Florida Statute 61.30 defines the guidelines for child support and modification. The guidelines
allow for many variables, and you should get the help of a knowledgeable
attorney to help formulate the request for modification. You will need
to be able to show that the changes were not predicted or foreseen during
the original legal proceedings. Additionally, you will need to prove a
substantial change of circumstances exist.
Some possible changes in circumstances are:
- One of the parents needs to relocate or another city
- An abusive partner or spouse is affecting the child’s welfare
- The child needs to change schools
- One of the parents loses a job
- A better job opportunity arises for one of the parents
- There are other factors that prove the change is in the best interests
of the child
Whatever the case, when you need help modifying an existing child support
order, or need defense against a proposed change that would not be right
for you or your child, you need the help of a Jacksonville child support
attorney who can aggressively protect your rights regarding proper and
adequate support for you and your child.
Contact us today.