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Protecting Your Interests In Modification Of Existing Orders
Life doesn’t stop changing following divorce or a Final Judgment of Child Custody. Florida court orders regarding parenting plans, custodial rights, child support and alimony may be modified due to a substantial change in circumstances. A the Law Office of Rebekah Brown-Wiseman, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale, we help our clients navigate the legal process of modifying existing orders or defending against requests to do so.
Florida statues require a substantial change in circumstances in order to modify an existing order. This may involve a change in income, a DUI or other serious offense, a relationship with a new partner that causes new a situation, a parent’s failure to get the children regularly to school on time, etc. Additional reasons for modifying can be remarriage or an element in a home environment that could endanger a child’s well-being, such as addiction or domestic abuse.
It is important to work with a knowledgeable Florida family law attorney to complete the legal process required for modifying existing orders and not only handle it with a verbal agreement. The court will review any changes that affect a child in order to ensure they continue to meet the original criteria of being in the child’s best interests. The court will also review any changes to determine whether a modification in spousal or child support is justified.
We can answer your questions regarding modification of existing orders and recommend an effective course of action. Call 954-563-1331 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting. The lawyer will take the time to discuss your situation and help you set realistic objectives.