Modification & Enforcement Actions
What if my circumstances change?
After your divorce is final, circumstances may change. Perhaps there is a life-changing event that warrants a change in alimony, child support, timesharing/child custody or some related issue. Or maybe your spouse is not meeting their required obligations. Our attorneys are experienced dealing with post-divorce issues and can help you find resolutions that work for you and your family.
If your financial or living situation changes after your divorce, you may consider petitioning for a modification. Significant life events such as job loss, retirement, relocation, remarriage, issues with the children or other major changes may warrant a change to previous arrangements regarding alimony, child support, timesharing, and other parenting matters.
In Florida, modifications to court-ordered alimony and child support can be modified when the circumstances or the financial ability of either party changes. The change must be significant, material, involuntary and permanent in nature.
Our attorneys can assist you throughout the modification process, including assessing whether a valid claim exists, answering your questions, petitioning the court, and advocating for you and your child’s best interests. We can also defend against such a modification action.
Sometimes after a divorce, either spouse may fail to live up their side of the settlement agreement or court order. If your former spouse is refusing to pay support, not abiding by a timesharing schedule or parenting provision, or otherwise neglecting their obligations, we can take the necessary steps toward an enforcement action that ensures your and your children’s interests are protected.
If you have questions about a family law matter and wish to speak to an experienced attorney, our team is here to help. Contact us today.
Related Practice Areas
- Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Equitable Distribution / Division of Assets & Liabilities
- Child Support & Children's Issues
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Same-Sex Marital Considerations & Domestic Partnerships