Sarasota Modification And Enforcement Attorneys
Under specific circumstances, Florida divorce judgments need to be modified to take into account the changing needs of the parties involved. Our Sarasota divorce lawyers can assist you with determining what changes are likely to be accepted by the court, and whether or not there has been a significant enough change to justify modifying your Florida divorce judgement.
In Sarasota and Bradenton, as with the entire State of Florida, modifying a Florida divorce requires that you show something called a "substantial change in circumstances". Florida divorce lawyers know that Florida law doesn't specifically define what amounts to a "substantial change". Deciding whether or not your Florida divorce judgment can be modified is a decision that is left up to the court.
Modification and Enforcement Attorneys
Family law attorneys in Sarasota and Bradenton know that Florida Courts do not like to re-open a final judgment unless it is warranted by a change that neither party anticipated at the time of the original divorce. Typically, modification of a Florida divorce involves a more detailed consultation with a Sarasota divorce lawyer than the initial divorce.
Modifying Florida child support, and modifying child custody or time-sharing follows the same rules, so you should anticipate that your family law attorney is going to ask a series of detailed questions on the history of your case, and the reasons for the requested change. Keep in mind that this is all done to prepare you for when the Judge, or the other party's attorney asks you the same questions later in the proceedings.
If you need to modify your original divorce, custody or support judgment came from either the Sarasota County Court or the Manatee County Court, call Tobaygo Law in Sarasota for legal services to help you with your modification needs.
We represent clients in a wide range of modification proceedings, including:
- Child support modifications
- Spousal Support modifications
- Child custody modifications
- Visitation modifications
Child Support Modification
Courts may modify existing child support orders if the party seeking a modification demonstrates that a significant change of circumstances has occurred since the time that the last child support order was entered, including a significant change in the income of either parent, increased needs of a minor child or other significant changes.
Child Custody And Visitation Modifications
Time-sharing schedules may be modified to meet the best interests of children. If changes to your work schedule, a child's needs or other factors warrant a modification, we can pursue a modification on your behalf.
Changes to an existing time-sharing schedule are easier to obtain than a significant change of custody, but there are a number of reasons why a change of custody may be warranted. If your child's physical or emotional welfare are in jeopardy for any reason, contact us immediately for assistance. We have extensive experience in custody and visitation modifications.
Spousal Support/Alimony Modifications
If your financial circumstances or the financial circumstances of your former spouse have changed significantly, you need to speak with a lawyer about a spousal support modification. Under certain conditions, alimony obligations may be modified to reflect the payor's financial reality.
Child Support Enforcement And Enforcement Of Divorce Decrees
If your ex-spouse has refused to meet the terms of a divorce property judgment or order of support, he or she may be held in contempt of court. Attorneys Sean and Angela Tobaygo are each former prosecutors. They bring considerable trial experience to each case and have represented hundreds of clients in divorce and family law matters. Talk to us about appropriate legal motions we can file to ensure enforcement.
Contact Our Sarasota Bradenton Modification And Enforcement Lawyers
To speak with a Sarasota family law attorney at our firm, visit our site Sarasota Family Law Attorneys.