Boca Raton Post-Judgment Modifications Lawyers
Making Changes to Divorce Agreements
Divorce is difficult, and once you have finalized your divorce agreement, it’s unlikely that you’re eager to revisit it anytime soon. However, as your circumstances change, the time may come where your divorce agreement needs to be modified to reflect these changes. This is called post-judgment modification.
At Feldman & Schneiderman, our Boca Raton post-judgment modification attorneys can help you make necessary changes to your divorce agreement. Our team has over 65 years of combined experience in family law, and we strive to find suitable arrangements as diplomatically as possible. However, our lawyers are also fierce litigators who can fight aggressively when the situation calls for it.
If you are trying to change your divorce agreement or other family law arrangement, or your former spouse is trying to make modifications, contact us today at 561-392-4400.
What Can Post-Judgment Modifications Change?
Post-judgment modifications do not only apply to divorce– they can also affect matters pertaining to child custody, paternity, and other family law issues. You will need to understand what can or cannot be modified before making the first step. Otherwise, the court may reject the proposal immediately, which can hurt your chances of ever making the modifications.
Post-judgment modifications can apply to:
- Alimony or spousal support
- Child support
- Temporary orders in cases involving domestic violence
- Child custody
This is not an exhaustive list, and it is recommended you speak to an attorney when considering whether or not to seek to modify a family law agreement
Requirements for Modification
In order to make a modification to an order or judgment, you or the other party must demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstance to warrant the modifications. You or the other party must also show that the substantial change was not contemplated at the time or divorce and is both involuntary and long-term in nature. There is no official listing of requirements for changing a modification, but there are common reasons that serve as a guideline.
Common reasons for obtaining a post-judgment modification include:
- Moving to a new town, state, or country
- Losing a job or other source of income
- The surrounding environment is no longer safe for children
- Unexpected expenses have occurred
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Dramatic changes in health
These factors alone are not enough to justify a modification. The court needs to know the factors surrounding these circumstances in order to make a decision and determine how the factors affect, for example, the ability to pay alimony or child support, or participation in child-rearing and timesharing. The Boca Raton post-judgment modification attorneys of Feldman & Schneiderman can represent you when you are considering or trying to prevent a modification. Our primary focus is family law and we know the Florida laws surrounding these issues inside and out.
Call our team today at 561-392-4400 to get started.