Category Archives: Modifications
Modification Of Florida Spousal Support
Since your divorce, things have changed. Maybe you or your former spouse has experienced a major influx of money; perhaps one of you has become seriously ill. All kinds of things could have occurred altering the financial status of one or both of you, meaning it’s probably reasonable that the alimony—sometimes referred to as… Read More »
Modifying Your Parenting Plan In Florida
If circumstances have changed making the parenting plan and/or child support you and your former spouse agreed to at the time of your divorce obsolete, you may wish to make changes to the agreement. It’s always easiest when exes come to an agreement that can be formalized, but in some cases easy just isn’t… Read More »
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When Can a Florida Judge Modify a Marital Settlement Agreement?
Many Florida divorce cases ended in a negotiated marital settlement agreement (MSA) between the parties. A well-drafted MSA covers all areas of the couple’s separation, including the division of assets, alimony, and time-sharing with any children. Once a judge approves the MSA, it comes part of the legally binding divorce decree. Of course, it… Read More »
What Is the Legal Burden of Proof for Modifying an Alimony or Child Support Agreement?
When seeking a modification of an alimony obligation, a Florida judge will require proof that there has been a “substantial” change in the parties’ circumstances that was not expected or anticipated at the time of the original order. And with respect to alimony governed by a settlement agreement, Florida law states that the burden… Read More »
What Happens to My Time-Sharing Plan If I Decide to Move Out of State?
When a Florida court renders a final judgment regarding a child custody matter, that does not mean the parents can never seek modification of their arrangements. But nor can a parent assume a judge will simply grant any request for modification. If a parent decides to move out of Florida, for example, the judge… Read More »