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When your divorce is concluded, a number of serious determinations have been made that will certainly impact your future. To be sure, a divorce settlement includes court orders regarding things such as alimony, property division, child support, child custody and visitation, and more.
While a person who has recently emerged from a divorce likely has no desire to reengage in the process again, it is important to note that if something changes in your life, you can seek modification of a divorce judgment. At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., our knowledgeable Tampa divorce modification attorney will represent you throughout the process.
What Types of Divorce Orders Can Be Modified?
There are four parts of a divorce order that can be modified at a later date. These are:
Child support orders;
Child custody orders; and
You cannot modify a property division order; once a court makes a determination about how assets and debts are to be divided, this order is not amendable.
When Can a Divorce Order in Florida Be Modified?
A divorce order can be modified when a significant change in circumstances justifies such a modification. For example:
If an alimony-paying spouse loses their job or suffers from a condition in which work cannot be continued, and therefore income cannot be earned, a modification to an alimony award makes sense.
If a parent changes locations, suffers an accident, or for other purposes is no longer able to care for a child, a child custody order modification may be necessary.
If a child custody situation or time-sharing order changes significantly to the point where a child is spending the majority of their time with the child support-paying parent, a modification to a child support order is reasonable.
All changes regarding custody or time-sharing of children must be within the child’s best interests. Other modifications are only permitted when changes to earnings or a living situation make modification necessary and reasonable.
How a Tampa Divorce Modification Attorney Can Help You
When you are dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, the last thing that you want to do is head back to the courtroom. While modifications can be made to a divorce judgement when both parties are in agreement, it is uncommon for all parties involved to agree regarding terms of a modification. When this is the case, a modification request may go to court, a drawn out and expensive process.
At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., our experienced Tampa divorce modification attorney can help you to file a petition for modification, work with your ex-spouse on reaching an agreement through mediations and negotiations, and represent you before a judge. If something has changed in your life where a modification of your divorce judgement is necessary, do not hesitate to call our law offices and schedule your consultation. Reach us by phone today at 813-227-9642, or by sharing your contact information with us online.