Divorce Modifications St. Petersburg, Florida

M any people feel that when the Final Judgment is entered, the matter is set in stone.  However, relief is available through the modification of these orders of the court or divorce modifications.  In this situation you need a local divorce lawyer that can help you navigate the court system.  Changing circumstances may warrant a modification of judgments in any of the following cases:

We assist clients in obtaining modifications to judgments in the Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, and Pinellas Park.  In order to modify child custody, child support, or visitation, you must first establish that there has been a substantial change in the circumstances since the entry of the Final Judgment.  The Court then conducts hearings on the evidence and modifies what it deems necessary:

  • In child support modifications, the Court looks to whether there has been a change in the incomes of the parties that necessitates a recalculation of child support.
  • In child custody and timesharing modifications, the Court considers whether there have been changes in the circumstances such that the best interests of the child would be served by a modification.
  • In child custody and timesharing modifications, the Court considers such things as child abuse, child neglect, mistreatment of children, living conditions of children, and geographical relocation of parents that affect the best interest of the children and/or practical ability of the parties to meet the timesharing schedule.