Post-Judgment Modifications in South Miami
Do You Need to Modify a Family Court Final Judgment?
Life can change after a divorce is finalized. These changes can be substantial and make it difficult to maintain existing court orders regarding child support, custody, visitation, and spousal support. If you need to make modifications to your divorce decree, Attorney Beatriz Zyne can help you justify such a modification. Our South Miami modifications lawyer has many years of experience in handling these matters through the local courts for clients across all areas of Greater Miami. We can work diligently on your behalf to obtain a favorable outcome.
Modification Cases in Florida Family Law
After a final judgment, unexpected issues can arise that can make the current judgment outdated. However, to modify a current family court order, the changes must be deemed substantial by the court.
Examples of issues that would warrant a modification include:
- A parent’s loss or change in status related to employment, resulting in financial damage
- Job obligations or other situations leading to a parent’s inability to maintain the current parenting schedule
- Loss of other parental financial income or benefits
- Parental disability
- Illness on the part of a parent or a child, leading to increased medical expenses, inability to maintain the current parenting schedule, and more
- Parental relocation for employment or remarriage purposes
- Substance abuse on the part of a parent
- Changing needs of a child due to aging
For instance, in Florida, if a divorced parent wishes to relocate more than 50 miles away from their current location, they must petition the court. Divorced parents who come to an agreement about the move may create a written agreement that still must be approved by the court. Where the parents disagree, a relocation hearing with the court will need to be scheduled for both sides to present their case.
Any changes you wish to make to a current final judgment must be approved by the court. Without court approval, it cannot be legally enforced.