Life is constantly changing and evolving, and circumstances rarely stay the same. When these changes occur, the terms of your divorce, spousal/child support, or child custody agreements may no longer fit your needs or situation. This is where modifications come in.

Post Judgment Modifications

Although modifications of an original agreement require a substantial and material change in circumstances since the last final judgment, multiple scenarios may warrant one, including but not limited to:

  • When either party has re-married
  • If the party that was awarded alimony has entered into a significant relationship
  • When there is a change in the best interest of the child, whether it be due to educational or medical needs
  • When either party receives a significant inheritance or monetary asset
  • When either party experiences extended unemployment or a significant increase or decrease in income
  • When either parent relocates out of state

Why You Need to Legally Modify Court Agreements

You and your ex may be on good terms, but if that changes and your “modifications” are simply verbal agreements, it could cost you. For example, say you lost your job and couldn’t pay child support payments for a short period of time. You speak with your ex and they say that you don’t have to pay them until you find a new job. Everything seems fine.

Then you get into an argument and they take you to court for unpaid child support. Since your modifications never went through the courts and aren’t legal, you’re now stuck paying back support in addition to current payments.

Need an Attorney to Help You Modify Your Agreements? Choose C. Alvarez Law

When your circumstances change, your agreements need to as well. Contact the Florida attorneys at C. Alvarez Law to learn more about what you need to do to receive a post-judgment modification.