West Palm Beach Divorce Modification Attorney
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When do you need a Divorce Modification Attorney?
Occasionally after a court order, situations may change that warrant a modification to the program, be it alimony, child support, or child custody. There are many reasons that could make a modification necessary: a change in financial status, relocation, or a change in availability, to name a few. Petitioning the court may be necessary if the two parties cannot reach a decision on their own.
On occasion, a party decides they will not adhere to the terms court’s order. To enforce child support, alimony, or visitation standards, it may be necessary to take the other party to court to settle the issue. The Court has the power and authority to impose powerful remedies, including contempt of court, wage garnishments for nonpayment, and impose liens to compel payment.
Contact West Palm Beach Divorce Attorney Steve Winig to begin the process, and take the right steps to protect your family.
What is Divorce Modification?
After a Final Judgment is entered, one of the parties may have a change of circumstances that requires the modification of the said judgment.
What can be modified?
Parties may seek to modify the following including, but not limited to:
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Parental Responsibility
- Time Sharing
How can I Modify my Final Judgment?
If both parties agree with the proposed modification, the parties can draft an agreement clearly stating the modification terms.
However, if both parties are not in agreement, the party requesting the modification must file a Supplemental Petition for Modification setting forth what he or she wishes to modify. The Supplemental Petition must also state the substantial change in circumstance which has occurred since the Final Judgment was entered and explain why the requested modification is warranted.
In modification cases, the parties are often ordered to attend mediation to resolve the issue before the hearing. If the parties are unable to come to an agreement, the Court will then hear the matter and make an appropriate determination.
Contact Winig Law to begin the process, and take the right steps to protect your family.
A Divorce Attorney You Can Trust
Stephen L. Winig, Esq. has been a divorce attorney in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas for forty years. He takes pride in the fact that Winig Law is, in every sense of the phrase, a “family practice.” Everyone walking through our door is afforded the same respect, fairness, and consideration as a trusted relative.
We know how delicate and deeply personal Family Law and Divorce issues are to our clients. We are honored you chose to turn to us.