Kissimmee Post-Divorce Modification Attorney
When a court grants you a divorce, it issues judgments on a variety of matters, including division of marital property, child support, spousal support, child custody, among others. Some of these judgments can have an effect on your life for years to come, including on your finances and your relationship with your children. In some situations, the order that was issued may no longer be fair or appropriate given your changing life circumstances. In these cases, you may need to request a post-divorce modification from the courts. In addition, if your former spouse requests a modification of a divorce order, you may need to return to court to defend your position against the modification or to ensure that any modification is fair to you.
Our Kissimmee post-divorce modifications have represented people on both sides of a post-divorce modification and we work to ensure your matter is resolved in the most favorable and efficient way possible. Call us to discuss your situation today.
Courts can order that you pay or receive child support, spousal support, or both. These orders can continue for years – for instance, until your child reaches age 18. In addition, alimony orders may be durational requiring payments for a set period of time or they may even be permanent in the event of lengthy marriages. At some point, if your circumstances change, you may need to request a modification of a support order.
Some factors that may lead to a support modification include:
- Illness, disability, or long-term job loss;
- Your former spouse’s income has substantially increased;
- Change in your child’s needs.
In order to obtain a modification, you must prove to the court that there was a substantial change in circumstances. It is always wise to have an experienced post-divorce modification attorney review your situation before requesting a modification to identify whether your circumstances may qualify. On the other hand, if your spouse requests a modification, a skilled lawyer can determine whether you have grounds to fight against the modification.
Timesharing and Child Custody Modifications
Our lives are constantly changing, as are the needs and schedules of our children. A timesharing schedule that once worked may no longer be feasible due to changed conditions in your household. If your spouse refuses to agree to change the timesharing arrangement, you may need to request that the court modify your child custody order.
In addition, changes may occur that may raise concerns about the safety of your child when they are with your former spouse. For example, if your former spouse engages in domestic violence or substance abuse, you will want to address needed changes to custody orders to ensure your child is not at risk of harm. The court will review the modification and determine what is in the best interests of your child.
Call a Kissimmee Post-Divorce Modification Attorney For Assistance
If you have a support or custody order that is no longer appropriate, you should not delay in calling an experienced Kissimmee post-divorce modification attorney. The team at Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. is here to help you, so please contact our office today.