Modification of Child Custody and Child Support Lawyer
Modification of Child Custody and Child Support
In order to modify a parenting plan (which includes parental responsibility and the time-sharing schedule), a party needs to file a petition requesting the modification. The Court will again look at Section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes to makes its determination based on the best interests of the children. In order for a Judge to modify a parenting plan, there must be evidence of a substantial, material and unanticipated changes in circumstances from the time that the prior judgment was entered which created the parenting plan. In addition, the Judge must make a determination that the requested modification is in the best interests of the children. A few factors that can be found in 61.13 include: the capacity of each parent to act upon the needs of the child, as opposed to the needs or wants of the parent, the mental and physical health of the parents, the moral fitness of the patents, etc. To learn more about these factors and to learn if you have satisfied the grounds for bringing a modification action forth, call us today, for an initial free consultation.
Child support is often requested to be modified when a party petitions for modification of a parenting plan, as the change in the time-sharing percentage often warrants an increase or decrease to the child support figure. Again, to modify child support, the court must find that there has been a substantial, material, and unanticipated change in circumstances. On such example of a possible circumstance which may warrant a modification of child support could be an involuntary termination from one’s employment and the inability to find a similar paying job.
Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson of Jenkinson Legal with your Family Law questions, (321) 837-9547.
Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.