Divorce Modification in Florida
Florida Law recognizes that circumstances can change after your divorce. It’s a simple reality: the financial abilities of either spouse may change over time, and that may result in the need for modifications to a divorce agreement entered into when your financial picture was different. Under Florida law, such agreements may be modified whether they arose from a voluntary property settlement or a court proceeding.
The experienced matrimonial lawyers at The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A., in Stuart, Florida, can advise you on how you may qualify for a modification of an agreement relating to your divorce. Our firm’s attorneys are experienced in obtaining divorce modifications relating to support, maintenance, alimony, and other circumstances. We can knowledgeably review your individual circumstances and advise on your likelihood of obtaining a modification tailored to your needs. Speak with a compassionate and accomplished Stuart, FL divorce attorney today!
Modification of Divorce Decree
Of course, many life changes may bring about the desire for a modification to a divorce-related agreement. For example, when a child for whom you’ve been paying support has reached the age of majority, it may it may be time to reexamine monetary obligations. Or, perhaps your former spouse now has access to a source of funded health insurance; this too could be grounds for an important modification given the substantial cost of health insurance today.
Post Divorce Modifications
Another basis upon which Travis Walker Law may be able to modify your divorce agreement may be a “supportive relationship” of your former spouse with a new partner. Marriage doesn’t necessarily have to be part of that picture. A supportive relationship includes a close relationship that meets some, but not necessarily all, of many different factors that resemble traditional marriage.
A partial list includes considerations such as:
- Holding themselves out as a couple
- Sharing a common home
- Financial support of each other
- Helping in each other’s business or trade
- Involvement in raising a child
- Joint purchase of real property
- Pooling assets
- Working together “to create or enhance anything of value”
Though proof of a conjugal relationship may help establish a supportive relationship, it is not a required element, nor is it a key focus. Primarily, in looking at a supportive relationship, the court will try to determine whether your former spouse has a new financial life-partnership.
Modifying child support
Divorce modifications also may be obtained regarding the payment of child support. You may seek modest increases in child support within statutory limits without an evidentiary hearing, depending on circumstances. Given the importance, it’s advisable to seek legal counsel. Talk to our family law team at Travis Walker Law about your rights in modifying your child support order, and whether presenting evidence for a larger increase is advisable. If you seek a modification to decrease the amount you are paying in child support, being current on payments can be important. Nonetheless, Florida law recognizes that sometimes well-meaning people fall on tough times: the court may consider modifying your child support obligations even if you’re behind in payments.
Trusted Divorce Modification Attorneys in Stuart, FL
To navigate these difficult issues, consult an experienced and knowledgeable divorce modification attorney at Travis Walker Law. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible solution as soon as possible. We can explain the complex legalese in clear terms and give you the sound advice you need to make informed decisions about your financial future. Please contact us today for a private consultation with our Treasure Coast legal team.
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