Gainesville Post-Divorce Modification Attorneys
Modifying Orders in North Central Florida
Florida courts recognize that lives continue changing after divorce – that is why the state allows for modifications to original decrees regarding child custody and time-sharing, child support, and spousal support.
Bauer Law Group, P.A. understands the circumstances that are necessary to support a modification. We help individuals present or defend against a modification request. Our Gainesville modification lawyers are highly experienced in this area of family law.
Schedule a free consultation today by calling (352) 310-8169.
Florida Laws Regarding Support Modifications
Modifications are allowed when a substantial life change has occurred that impacts the party’s financial circumstances. The court generally requires an increase or decrease of 15% or more in the ability to make payments or a similar increase or decrease in expenses.
Life changes that may warrant a modification to child support or spousal support include:
- Job loss or getting a new job with an increased salary
- Remarriage of one spouse
- Changes to time-sharing plans
- Increased medical costs for a child or a parent making child support payments
- Parental relocation
The Importance of Obtaining Court Approval for All Modifications
Parents frequently modify original court orders on their own and fail to notify the court of those changes. It is important to obtain court approval for any adjustments to original court orders. Failing to obtain court approval opens the door to your child’s other parent rescinding an unspoken agreement to a modification and demanding the original court order be followed. Without court approval of the modification, you would have no recourse. To get court approval for any adjustments to original court orders, you can seek help from a Gainesville post-divorce modification attorney at Bauer Law Group, P.A.
We can explain what is and isn’t possible regarding modifications and guide you through the process. If your child’s other parent has filed a petition for a modification that you don’t agree with, we can defend against the request. As with any family law matter, we are always prepared to advocate aggressively on your behalf in court if necessary.