Orlando Modification Attorney
Post-Divorce Modifications in Altamonte Springs
Directly following a divorce, both parties usually desire to have a clean break so that they can begin to transition into the next stage of their lives. This becomes a lot more challenging, however, when extreme life circumstances change your future plans. As the needs of your family evolve, the current orders for spousal and child support or the allocated days for custody and parent planning may need to be revised. Alternatively, your financial circumstances may have drastically changed for the worse, and you are no longer able to provide monetary support to your past spouse.
When such a situation occurs, it is important to get in touch with our Orlando modification lawyer at Jackson Legal Services, LLC as quickly as possible so we can make sure the best interests of your family are taken care of amidst changing circumstances.
How Modifying a Family Law Court Order Works
Once you and your former spouse or partner have agreed that your situation has drastically changed, it is possible to get a modification for support or custody orders. While single petitions are sometimes accepted, joint petitions are looked upon more favorably by judges in terms of approving the request. This option of a voluntary agreement is not only much less contentious but has a lower financial cost as well. However, there are certainly times when ex-spouses do not agree with the desired terms of modification, in which case it becomes crucial to present evidence that proves the need of the modified conditions.
Types of Modification
While there could be many reasons that either or both parties from a divorce might be seeking a modified court order, there tends to be a few certain kinds of modifications which are especially common in family law courts.
Some of the most typical cases which our lawyer is familiar with in supporting our clients include:
- Changing the terms, amounts, or lengths of spousal support, also known as alimony
- Altering the extent of finances or the regularity of allotments of child support
- Modifying the roles of child custody and decision-making, as well as changing the amount of time each parent spends with the child
While these are some of the most common modification arrangements that parties request, we also know that every family’s situation is unique and are ready to tailor our strategies to best support your individual needs and circumstances.
Personalized Counsel through Life’s Challenges
No one can predict how life will be altered, often in the blink of an eye. You may have lost a job recently in the challenging climate of today’s economy, or your child may have new health needs that require greater financial support. You may even have to move away on account of gaining a new career or needing to care for a family member. No matter what your situation is, you can count on our dedicated Orlando modification attorney to protect your rights.