It’s rare to find divorced couples jumping at the opportunity to head back to court. It’s time-consuming, stressful, and (depending on multiple different factors) can be expensive. So why put yourself through that again?
Well, there are several good reasons why you may want to pursue a post-judgment modification despite some of these perceived deterrents.
What is a Post-Judgment Modification & When Should You Pursue One
A post-judgment modification is any change to an existing court order. Modifications are frequently related to spousal support, child support or parenting plan modifications, but they can be related to any change to the existing court order or agreement.
When considering your own situation, it’s important to weigh your current circumstances with what a potential modification could do.
While not all post-judgment modification requests in Florida will be granted, it can be helpful to ask yourself if doing nothing really is your best option. At the Vasquez de Lara Law Group, we’re here to help counsel you on the best course of action for your situation, but there are often very good reasons to pursue a post-judgment modification, especially in situations such as:
● When one parent decides to relocate, especially out of town or out of state
● If your former spouse gets remarried or begins to cohabitate with another person
● If your or your ex’s employment changes
● If your child’s needs change
● If there are concerns of abuse or crime-related activities
Post-judgment modifications are generally only allowed in instances when there has been a substantial change in circumstances – something that is permanent, significant and could not be seen at the time of judgment. The modification must also remain in the best interests of the children.
We recognize that going back to court is difficult for many reasons, but our team of Florida family law attorneys is here to help you every step of the way. Post-judgment modifications or post-judgment enforcements may be the only way for you to ensure that your and your children’s rights are upheld.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team at the Vasquez de Lara Law Group today to schedule a free case evaluation.