Modification of Court Orders in your Florida Family Law Case
At our divorce and family law firm, we strive to obtain stable, workable long-term divorce decrees and other family law judgments. We also recognize that as time passes, unexpected changes may occur in your life which may require the need for a modification of your current parenting plan, child support, alimony or other family law Court order or judgment. There are several scenarios that may constitute a “substantial change in circumstances.” The Courts in Florida have repeatedly held that the change in circumstances must be significant, material, involuntary, and permanent. See Overbey v. Overbey, 698 So. 2d 811, 814 (Fla. 1997). Furthermore, in order to obtain a modification, you must prove that the substantial change in circumstances was one that the parties did not contemplate or anticipate at the time of the original order. See Harbin v. Harbin, 762 So. 2d 561 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000). In some cases the substantial change in circumstances may be created by the other parties’ conduct. For example, the noncustodial parent’s failure to exercise his/her time-sharing schedule would be considered a substantial change in circumstances that would result in the modification of the child support award. However, the noncustodial parent’s failure to exercise his/her time-sharing schedule may not be from the actions or conduct of the other parent.
Experienced West Palm Beach Family Law Attorneys
Mr. Cunha and his legal team have represented many clients seeking modifications of child custody, alimony, or child support in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas. If the court has entered a final order or judgment in your prior divorce, paternity action or any other family law matter and your circumstances have substantially changed, our West Palm Beach family law attorneys may be able to file for a modification of the court’s judgment. At the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. we are passionate and dedicated to the successful resolution of our clients’ cases. We provide a proven level of skill, knowledge and diligence along with the ability to think outside of the box so that we can provide the most persuasive advocacy on behalf of our clients. The Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. assist clients in all Divorce and Family Law Matters throughout West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton in Palm Beach County. We also offer legal representation to clients who reside in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Hendry, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.