Experienced Legal Help For Modifications Of Court Orders
What Is Subject To Modification?
Not every family law decision may be modified. For example, a property division agreement as part of a divorce proceeding is usually set in stone. However, the terms of child custody and visitation, child support, or a spousal support agreement may be changed.
Under Florida law, a modification request must be based on a substantial change in circumstances from when the agreement was first finalized. This change must be permanent and material and not anticipated at the time of the original agreement. For example, if one parent wishes to move out-of-state, it may be possible to modify a child custody agreement.
If a parent wants to move one county away, that is probably not substantial enough to make a change. Similarly, if one party experiences a significant change in income, such as the loss of a job, it may be necessary to modify a support agreement. On the other hand, a relatively minor wage cut may not be considered substantial.
These determinations are made on a case-by-case basis and require court approval to be enforced by law. Attorney Keough can help explore your legal options if you are seeking or challenging a change to your family law agreement.
Contact Law Office of Timothy S. Keough, P.A., To Discuss Your Situation
To learn more about family law modifications in Florida, schedule a consultation by calling the Law Office of Timothy S. Keough, P.A., at 352-508-1446. You may also complete the online contact form. Attorney Keough’s law office is located in Tavares, and he represents clients throughout Lake County, Sumter County and surrounding areas.