Sarasota Post-Judgment Modifications Lawyers
Changing Alimony, Child Support & Custody in Southwest Florida
Post-judgment modifications are common requests to the court following divorce proceedings. In order to change alimony, child support payments, or child custody arrangements, you must gain approval from the court. A family law judge will review the evidence presented by both sides to determine whether the modifications are warranted. Having a capable family law attorney on your side in such an action is highly recommended if you wish to prevail in such an action.
At Schipani, Norman & McLain, P.A., we understand that life changes. People move, get new jobs, remarry, have more children, and retire. The three central aspects of any divorce are alimony, custody, and child support. Many things happen in life to affect the standards by which these judgments were originally made. Our Sarasota post-judgment modifications attorneys have handled many court hearings to determine this issue and we will use this experience to help you. If circumstances have changed in your life that alter your needs or your ability to meet the original requirements, you can turn to our firm for highly qualified legal help.
Change in circumstances? Need to modify custody arrangements or child support? Call Schipani, Norman & McLain, P.A. at (941) 499-8154 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Post-Judgment Modifications in Florida
As your life inevitably changes after a divorce has been finalized, the plans ordered and established at the time of the divorce through court judgments may no longer be feasible, fair, or justified. When you are faced with a substantial change in circumstances that affects any of the divorce issues of alimony, child support, or custody, you have the option of requesting a modification.
However, certain standards looked at by the court will be attached to each of the three central themes:
Alimony: Has your financial need increased or has your ability to pay increased? Is the receiving spouse now cohabitating? Has your ability to pay decreased or have you retired?
Custody: Child custody law and modifications carry a complex standard. The question that is always asked first and foremost is, “Is this change in the best interest of the child?” Post-judgment modifications in child custody can be complex and are held to a high standard.
Child support: Many life changes can affect the original child support judgment. Has the child turned 18? Is the child now living apart from the receiving spouse? Is the child now considered to be a special-needs child? Our attorneys will work with you to provide answers to these and many more questions.
Factors that may affect modifications can also include relocation of a former spouse due to marriage or employment, a former spouse suffering a job loss, a serious injury, or illness, a former spouse obtaining a sizable promotion, one parent failing to cooperate with the other in terms of the parenting plan/schedule or trying to alienate the child from the other parent, a parent falling victim to substance abuse, or a parent committing a criminal offense.
Talk to a Sarasota Post-Judgment Modifications Attorney
Trying to maintain a divorce judgment order that is unworkable can be exceedingly stressful and unjust. If you are in such a situation, you can rely on the legal representation you will find at our firm. We offer an outstanding team of professionals led by a Board-Certified Marital and Family Law attorney who is an expert in this field. We will listen to the unique circumstances of your issue and determine the most optimum legal strategy in pursuit of the outcome you seek.
Learn more about your case and how we can help. Contact Schipani, Norman & McLain, P.A. at (941) 499-8154. Serving Sarasota, Bradenton, & Southwest Florida