Support Modifications and EnforcementSecuring Modifications or Terminations of Existing Orders
Orders for child support, child custody, visitation, alimony and spousal support may not be set in stone. Courts are generally to consider a family's circumstances when issuing these types of orders. When those circumstances change, a modification of the order may also be necessary.
To modify an existing child support order, parenting plan, or award of alimony, you may be required to demonstrate that there has been a change in circumstances significant enough to justify the request for modification. In some circumstances, you may be required to demonstrate that the substantial change in circumstances is permanent in nature and is not voluntary to obtain relief from a court order.
Enforcement or Contempt for Failure to Comply with Existing Orders
If either party fails to comply with the terms and conditions of a court order involving child support, time-sharing, child custody, a parenting plan, or alimony, the other party can bring an enforcement action in court. Contempt of a court order may be issued by a court when a party fails to pay child support or alimony, fails to properly deal with marital debts or assets, or fails to ensure that the other parent receives all the parenting time they need.
Orders of contempt and enforcement can be severe and may involve immediate payment of support, incarceration, corrective fines and garnishments and other harsh methods to ensure compliance with a court order. As an experienced family law firm can assist you in filing or responding to a motion for modification, contempt, or enforcement.
Call Lance P. Richard, P.A. at 772-223-9600 today to receive a free consultation on how we can assist you with a modification, contempt, or enforcement case.
Lance P. Richard, P.A. handles Support Modifications, Motions for Contempt and Enforcement in Martin County, Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Port. St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.
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