Once a divorce is final, the Judge will enter a Final Judgment which documents either the decision of the Judge after hearing testimony, or the Judge’s approval of the parties’ written agreement. These typically include time sharing, and parental responsibilities, child support and spousal support payments. These final orders could be unsustainable when our circumstances change in some unexpected and unreasonable way.
Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to ask the court to revisit the final order for possible modification. What is important for you to understand is the court does not take this lightly. Modifications are only considered under certain circumstances. An example of when a support modification may be accepted is if the paying parent loses his/her job because of a permanent injury. Time-sharing can also be modified under certain circumstances.
If you have a Final Judgment and believe you should be requesting a modification, you should discuss the circumstances with a qualified family law attorney.
Contact Hilary Creary, P.A. if you live in Miami Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County Florida for help with modifications. We will make sure you have the information you need to understand this process.