Sometimes, after a marital settlement agreement, parenting and timesharing plan, and/or final judgment of divorce is entered, the circumstances that previously existed when timesharing, parental responsibility, child support, and alimony where established change. When there is a substantial, unanticipated and permanent change in circumstances, modification of an existing agreement and/or court order may be appropriate.
When it comes to modification of parenting and timesharing schedules, although possible to modify, courts are reluctant to do so. While the party seeking the change has an extraordinary burden to meet to make any changes, there must be a substantial change in circumstance and any change must be in the best interest of a child or children. In order to determine if your circumstances warrant the filing of a supplemental petition for modification of a parenting and timesharing plan, you should contact the attorneys at Cortes Hodz, P.A. to discuss your specific circumstances.
In addition to modifying parenting and timesharing plans, the court may also modify child support if one or both parties experience a significant increase or decrease in their income. If there is a significant increase or decrease in either party’s income which results in a change to the current ordered child support amount that results in a 15% or $50.00 increase or decrease in child support pursuant to the child support guidelines, then the court may modify the child support upon appropriate proof to the court. If you believe that you may be entitled to a reduction or increase in the amount of child support that has been awarded, please contact the attorneys at Cortes Hodz, P.A. for a full evaluation of the facts of your case.