Representing Parents Seeking Modifications
Child support rulings in Florida are based on guidelines that factor in income and expenses. As the years go by, however, financial circumstances evolve. In certain situations, parents are able to modify their support orders to reflect these changes.
At Staack, Simms & Reighard, PLLC, we have been practicing family law in and near Clearwater for decades, so we can give our clients a good idea of what might happen in their case. Although we may recommend an out-of-court approach to handle this issue, we know when litigation might be the best option. We are always prepared to vigorously represent our clients in court.
Circumstances That May Warrant A Change
Jobs change, and with them, income. Your children’s financial needs also can change. If you believe there has been a substantial change in income or expenses that could justify a child support modification, our attorneys will help you understand Florida law regarding modifications and how a judge might rule.
With our assistance, our clients have secured favorable outcomes when they petition for modifications. Sometimes circumstances dictate a need for increased support based upon increases in the parties income or the child’s expenses. Other circumstances reflect a need for a reduction in monthly financial support orders to reflect an economic hardship, such as a job loss or serious health issue.
Child custody modifications are also subject to modification. If you believe a ruling was not in your child’s best interest or your circumstances have changed, you could request a modification, especially if the child’s welfare is at stake.
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The partners of our firm are AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating.
To schedule an appointment with a lawyer experienced in family law issues, contact our Clearwater law office at 727-219-9013 or fill out our online intake form. We offer free consultations.
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