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There are many things that you can modify in a family law case. For example, alimony. An alimony case may be modifiable, as long as the alimony agreement or court order does not specify that it is not modifiable. To seek a modification of alimony, a significant unforeseen change in financial circumstances must have taken place where one parties income has significantly changed as an increase or decrease in income. So, a petition for a modification of alimony may be requested by either party to either increase or decrease the monetary amount of alimony payments.
Child support is also modifiable if a significant unforeseen change and financial circumstances of either party. This amount of change of financial circumstances is typically a change of $50.00 per pay period or 15% change in income. Then you can seek to modify the child support.
The time-sharing schedule, which other states call custody and visitation, is also an issue that people may seek a modification of the current parenting plan. A modification of the time-sharing schedule is often requested when a parent seeks to increase the time they have to spend with their child. Unfortunately, to successfully have a time-sharing plan modified, there is a very high burden the party seeking an increase in time-sharing with their child must meet as justification for a modification of the time-sharing plan. Typically, you must show substantial, material, and unanticipated circumstances to modify time-sharing in a parent can plan.
A change in circumstances does not include moving to a new home, changing schools, one of the parents changed jobs, or that one of the parents remarried. What the court is looking for a substantial, material, or unanticipated in circumstances is a major change, such as if one of the parents start using drugs, they bring someone into the home that is a drug user, or other situations that may put the child that physical or severe emotional risk. This may include if the child is not old enough to be home alone and without a babysitter, but is routinely left alone in the home, or if the child is routinely in very worn in tattered clothes or appears malnourished each time you pick your child up for your period of visitation. Provable molestation, neglect, or abuse of the child in the home may also be sufficient enough to have the time-sharing plan modified.
There are also situations rate time-sharing plan may be requested to be modified by the parent with a child primarily of resides with. This is common when a parent does not see the child over long periods of time or refuses to see the child at all.
BEST LAW, PLLC, vigorously represents the rights of individuals who need to legally address post judgment family law modification issues or other family law legal matters.
BEST LAW, PLLC has extensive experience in assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida residents and visitors who require professional Post Judgment Family Law Modification Attorney legal services.
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