modification

Modification of Family Law Orders

Brevard County, Florida

Over time, circumstances change for everyone.  Children get older, employment may change, opportunities may arise elsewhere, or it may be time to retire.  The court allows modifications to your existing court order to accommodate your family’s particular changes and needs.

There are many different types of modifications.  You could petition the court to modify child support, alimony/spousal support, to relocate to another state, or to change custody and visitation (what we now call parental responsibility and time sharing).

Regardless of the type of modification, proof of a substantial change in circumstances unanticipated at the time of the original order must be proven to the court. Examples of a substantial change in circumstances could be retirement, a new job opportunity more than 50 miles away, or a child that has reached 18 years of age and graduated from high school.

When asking the court to relocate with child(ren) or to alter the time sharing schedule, the court’s main concern is the best interest of the child(ren) and all evidence and factors are considered with that in mind.

If your situation has changed and are in need of modifying your existing court order, I stand ready to assist you.  I understand that you have a lot at stake.  I do not waste your time with false promises or false hope.  It is always my goal to provide honest advice, ethical service and practical, realistic legal counsel so that you can make informed decisions best suited for your future.

If you are contemplating a modification or are in need of legal counsel for another family law issue, call my office at (321) 728-2311 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.  I look forward to meeting you.