Modifications to Divorce Agreements in Florida
Modifications of Custody, Support and Visitation
Once your divorce settlement is final, you normally have your child and spousal support as well as custody and visitation schedules in place. However, issues can arise in either spouse's lives that affect these agreements in some form. Whether you are in need of requesting a modification or your ex-spouse is requiring a change, a knowledgeable Florida divorce attorney can assist you in working out a modification that will work for the entire family.
In Florida you have the right to seek a modification to family court orders if there is a significant change in your circumstances, however the court will generally be hesitant to change custody agreements once they have been set in place unless it can be proven that the changes are within the best interests of the child's life, happiness and well-being. Should you suddenly find yourself unemployed, injured or ill, you may find that you are qualified to present a modification to the court.
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A divorce settlement order or agreement can be modified if you find yourself in certain circumstances. Changes can be requested for spousal support (alimony), child custody, and visitation. The courts will always look at the best interests of the children involved, and it is very important that you understand the process behind modifying any part of a custody or visitation agreement.
Specific situations which warrant a request for modification are:
- A considerable increase or decrease in either spouse's income
- Loss of a job, or other significant change in a partner's life situation
- A medical issue affecting cost of care for either your children or yourself
- A need for one parent to relocate to another city or state
If you find that your circumstances have changed suddenly, you should speak with one of our divorce lawyers to determine what actions can be taken on your behalf. With the experience of our legal staff, we can assist you in making this determination. Not every change in your lifestyle will qualify for a modification, but our office can thoroughly examine your situation and help you modify the terms of your divorce to better suit your current needs.To learn more about divorce modifications, contact a Florida Family Law Attorney at the Law Offices of Tauna Bogle.