Custody and Support Modifications
Handling Post-Judgment Modifications
Things change. People lose jobs and get raises. Children grow up.
People move. Timesharing that made sense when children were little, no longer makes sense for teenagers. If you had a significant change in your financial circumstances, or your or your child’s schedule changed after the Final Judgment was entered, you may need to modify the court-approved judgments. The skilled lawyers at Weber, Crabb and Wein, P.A., can represent your interests in these matters. We are committed to finding favorable solutions that best fit the needs of you and your children. Contact us for a consultation.
Modification of Support Orders
With the changes in the economy and continued instability in jobs, support modifications are almost a way of life. If you’ve lost your job, or if your partner was fortunate enough to get a higher-paying job, alimony and child support orders can be modified consistent with the new circumstances. We assist clients in proving the change of financial circumstances and determining a support amount that is better suited for the situation.
Modifying Child Custody and Visitation
Time-sharing plans can also be modified where there is a substantial change in circumstances. The parent seeking the modification must show that he or she is acting out of the best interests of the child. We can help parents seek custody and visitation modifications due to substantive changes in circumstances, such as:
- Changes in work schedules
- Changes in school schedule and extracurricular activities
- Parent wants to relocate to another city or state
- Parent can no longer care for a child
Relocation issues are taken very seriously in Florida. If your child lives with you the majority of the time, you cannot relocate without the agreement of your parenting partner or an order from the Court approving the move. Our primary family law attorney, Kelli Hanley Crabb, will work with you to help ensure the best interests of your children are represented.
While some modifications go smoothly, such as when both parties agree to the new plan, others are full of dispute and controversy. Even if the modification seems appropriate, some people choose to contest it because of the financial impact that may result.
If you are concerned that your former partner is manipulating income, trying to keep your children from you, or seeking modification for other inappropriate reasons, we can represent your interests. We also represent parties who are seeking the modification, but are facing difficulties from the other party. While we strive to resolve these matters without going to trial, we will aggressively represent your interests in the courtroom if necessary.
Contact us, We will help you modify a child support, spousal support, child custody or visitation agreement to better fit your current needs.