Court Modification and Enforcement Legal Assistance in Florida for Help With Child Support, Child Visitation and Alimony
After your divorce, you may need help with modifying your divorce agreement, for alimony (also known as spousal or partner support) and/or child support, and arranging visitation with your children. RTRLAW can assist clients in Florida with these post-divorce modifications and will negotiate for you, so you get the best possible outcome for your situation.
Requesting Post-Divorce Modifications
In Florida, a judge has the authority to force one spouse to pay the other spouse a certain amount for both child and spousal support as part of the divorce settlement. Typically, once a judge issues this order, the spouse paying the alimony or child support can’t negotiate the support order. However, the paying party may be able to request a post-divorce modification of the order if his or her financial situation changes substantially.
Both alimony and child support are meant to maintain the lower-earning spouse’s and/or child’s standard of living prior to the divorce, including the home environment and lifestyle of the family. Courts in Florida agree that divorce should not alter or affect a child’s standard of living.
That’s why, in many cases when the lower-earning spouse is awarded primary custody, the court will make the higher-earning spouse pay child support to help maintain the child’s standard of living after the divorce. Spousal support may also be in order if one spouse earns substantially less than the other. When deciding on child or spousal support, a court will review both spouses’ incomes, expenses, previous standards of living, childcare requirements, the length of the marriage and more.
RTRLAW’s family law attorneys will fight for your rights to maintain your standard of living and/or get the alimony or child support you need to support yourself and your children.
Divorce doesn’t have to be an end. We like to think of it as an opportunity for you to get the life and happiness you deserve.
Schedule a Consultation with Us Today
RTRLAW’s family law attorneys are available to meet with you at one of our six convenient offices in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Lake Worth, or by appointment in Miami and Jacksonville.
Contact us today to explore your options and find out how RTRLAW can assist you with your family law matter. We offer a no-obligation case review and affordable retainer agreements and/or flat fee arrangements.