WHEN TO MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT
Our daily lives are always changing. The loss of or switch to a different job, a change to health insurance or a remarriage, for instance, can all trigger the need to change a present child support or alimony arrangement. In Florida, a modification of child support can be altered by a petition if there is a substantial change in circumstances of either party.
Either parent can request a modification, but the law in Florida is strict and certain requirements must be met.
CHILD SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS
More specifically, child support modifications are guided by Section 61.13 1 (a), and 61.14 1 (a), Florida Statutes. The burden of establishing that the reduction is necessary is on the Party seeking modification. Florida courts require that it be proven that the change:
Permanent in nature, and
Was not contemplated during divorce.
CONSULT WITH A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Our office is happy to meet with you for a free consultation to help you determine how to move forward. We understand that each case is different with its own unique circumstances. Stan Peeler has extensive experience in having handled every circumstance requiring child support modification imaginable over the past 30 plus years.