A modification of the court order regarding family law issues may be requested if significant unforeseen circumstances have occurred that may directly affect any area of a current family court order. A significant change in circumstances are typically associated with financial circumstances, a desire to make a geographic relocation, the results of a paternity test, an ex-spouse getting married, or the incarceration of an ex-spouse.
Family law post judgment modifications commonly are sought involving:
The key word to a family law modification request is "unforeseen." Choosing to quit your job to avoid paying child support or alimony is not considered an "unforeseen significant change in circumstances", and will not provide you relief from your legal obligation to pay the court ordered child support or alimony.
Depending on who is requesting the family law post judgment modification, the legal advice and services you require will differ. In a modification request of a standing family law court order, the significant unforeseen change in circumstances must be addressed to show a modification is warranted or should be denied.
If it is established that a modification is warranted that affects the financial conditions and responsibilities, the increase or decrease of the amount to be paid must be resolved. Child custody and visitations issues may have to be addressed to reverse the previous decision by the court add to who a minor child will primarily reside with in the future, as well as visitation issues. This may be highly disputed in cases where the primary residential parent wishes to relocate with the child (or children) outside of the designated geographic area on record or out of state.
If have questions or need to address legal issues relating to post judgment family law modification needs, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive family law modification attorney. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County and Southwest Florida.