Florida Family Law Modifications, Health & Finances
We are in unprecedented economic times here in Tampa Bay and around the world. Millions have faced economic uncertainty since the pandemic. This includes parents and divorced couples in Tampa Bay who have existing orders for alimony, child support and timesharing. Many were left to wonder how they would comply with their court orders and what the legal consequences would be if they could not meet their court ordered financial obligations. Others wondered what action they could take if they did not receive the financial support they depend on. This included but was not limited to alimony payments and/or child support payments. Additionally, some parents experienced conflict over timesharing and child custody.
Fast forward to to 2023, and we’re still helping people with family law issues that were both caused by COVID as well as those who had previous unresolved family law matters that were only exasperated by it. Many parents and divorcees experienced issues long before the pandemic. Changes in circumstances, permanent and substantial health or financial situations, job changes and relocation opportunities can always arise. We know that every situation is unique, and so it’s important to schedule a full and thorough consultation. If you would like a case review to find out if you’re eligible for a modification of alimony, timesharing or child support, reach out to us. This will serve to determine what your legal options truly are.
Modifications of Final Judgements in Florida Family Law
Depending on the nature of the award in the judgment, Florida Law allows for modifications of most final judgements including child support and most alimony awards. To be granted a modification it is important to hire an experienced Tampa divorce and family law attorney . In order to prevail in a modification action, the person seeking the modification must prove that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred. Among other criteria, your lawyer must prove to the courts that the change in circumstances is permanent, involuntary, unanticipated and material in nature.
Modification of Alimony in Tampa Bay – It is highly beneficial to consult with an Tampa divorce & alimony attorney if you cannot afford to pay your alimony or other court orders that are financial in nature. Not doing so may result in costing you much more in the future as well as other legal and financial consequences.
Time-Sharing/ Parenting Plan Modifications
Many parents have been doing a great job co-parenting during the COVID19 pandemic. However, as we have noted, some have been faced with legal action resulting in the modification of timesharing and custody. If you have any concerns about timesharing such as being refused the right to share time with your minor child or other concerns for the safety of your minor children, please contact Attorney Sanchez for a consultation. Remedies such as Emergency Pick up Orders and other legal actions may be an option. Should litigation be necessary, attorney Sanchez has been deemed a formidable litigator by industry peers and by the clients he has represented.
Parental Relocation with a Minor Child – Modifying Custody & Timesharing Tampa Bay, FL
Relocation has been an alternative for some working parents who have been furloughed; however, if you are already in a proceeding or if you are subject to a court order; relocating a minor child without the court’s expressed permission can create substantial legal problems. If you’ve been offered an opportunity to relocate due to a job transfer or employment opportunity, it is highly recommended that you first consult with a Tampa child custody attorney, as under Florida law there are several relocation factors which must be addressed for the relocation to be granted.
If your ex has relocated or you believe they have plans to remove your minor child in excess of 50 miles from their residence listed in your current final order, please read: Emergency Motions: What to Do if Your Child Has Been Relocated without a Court Order.