When a divorce is settled, the divorce decree represents the rights and needs of the parties at that moment. Unfortunately, the decree does not always meet the needs of men, women and children years down the road. If you feel it may be time to modify your divorce decree, it is in your interests to seek advice from an experienced divorce lawyer.
At the Remsen Family Law Firm, we work with men and women throughout Central Florida, explaining their rights and legal options in regard to seeking post-decree modifications. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and determine the most appropriate course of action in your case.
Substantial Changes in Circumstances Can Lead to Modifications
In order for modifications to be warranted, there must be a substantial change in the circumstances for a parent or child. For instance, child support modifications would require a change in income of at least $50 or 15 percent, whichever is greater. There are income tests that can determine this, similar to how child support is originally determined.
When other issues are present, such as the desire to modify a shared parenting plan, they will require a review by a judge. A number of factors could warrant modifications, with the judge making a final decision on whether there has been a substantial change in circumstances.
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We look forward to helping you with your legal concerns and have three convenient locations in Orange, Lake and Seminole counties. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.