Florida family law allows for modification of child support and modification of child custody orders, whether from divorce or paternity cases, when there has been a significant and unanticipated change in circumstances for the parents and/or the child. Our experienced child support lawyers will identify changes in circumstances that may qualify you for a modification of child support. Whether you are looking to reduce your child support obligation that has become over-burdensome, or you are seeking an increase in child support payments for your child, our family court lawyers will answer your questions and petition the family court to modify your child support order to fairly reflect your current situation.
Examples of changes in circumstances that may qualify for a child support modification:
Loss of a job
Reduction in income
Disability or illness of a parent
Illness or disability of the child
Significant increase in income
Sometimes life changes and your old child support order no longer reflects reality. It's important as a parent to be able to provide for your child and it is just as important to take care of yourself. Your child needs you happy and healthy just as much as he or she needs financial support. Modifying your child support to fairly reflect your current situation may alleviate financial stress and put you in a better position to provide for all of your child's needs. Contact our child support lawyers at (407) 956-2172 for a consultation to discuss your needs.
Just as child support can be modified when there has been a significant and unanticipated change in circumstances, child custody, or timesharing, may be modified when your old parenting plan no longer works.
Whether one parent is not following the original child custody order or agreement, or you're finding that the old timesharing arrangement is not working for you or your child, our child custody attorneys will identify any circumstances that qualify for a modification and petition the court to order a new parenting plan that is fair and functional in light of current circumstances.
Often parents come to us because they agreed to a parenting plan in mediation but it has not worked out as they envisioned. We can work with you to petition the court for a new parenting plan if they have been unanticipated and significant changes in circumstances since the original parenting plan was ordered.
On the other hand, if you have mediation coming up for a divorce, paternity, or custody, you should hire a lawyer to represent you to make sure that you don't agree to anything without being fully informed. It's a lot easier to prevent parenting problems before a court order than it is to modify a court order later.
To set up your confidential consultation with one of our Orlando family court lawyers, give us a call at (407) 956-2172.