Get Legal Help When Arrangements Need to Be Changed
If your child custody, child support or spousal support (alimony) arrangements no longer work for you because of life changes, we can help you understand your legal rights and options. As experienced family lawyers, we realize that relationships, jobs, incomes, living situations and children’s needs are subject to all kinds of shifts.
Florida law allows for changes to court orders when a significant change occurs — this is commonly referred to as modification — following a divorce, or even in cases when a couple has had children together but never married . Contact us to discuss your situation if you believe your court-ordered arrangements need to be modified. We can help you seek a modification in any of these areas:
- Child custody and visitation rights: Custody and visitation schedules can be modified when a parent relocates, moves, is deployed or takes on active military duty, or gets married or remarried.
- Child support: Child support payments may be able to be changed if your financial picture changes, as is the case with a job loss, a new job, a pay increase, a change in daycare or medical expenses, a relationship change or a change in the amount of time your children live with you. If you pay or receive child support, a modification may be attainable in court with the help of a lawyer.
- Spousal support: If your income or expenses have increased or decreased significantly, your ability to pay alimony or your need for alimony may also be able to be changed.
Sarasota and Bradenton Support Enforcement Attorney
In you are not receiving child support or spousal support that you are entitled to — particularly if payment is deliberately not being made — the help of a lawyer may be needed. We can help in cases where enforcement of a court order is necessary to secure payment.
Contact a Sarasota Custody and Support Modification Attorney
We can help you understand the provisions of your divorce agreement and assist you in attaining fair arrangements that reflect your current situation. Contact us to learn more.