Modifications and Enforcements of Divorce, Child Support and Custody Orders
Attorneys helping modify and enforce family law and divorce orders and arrangements
Divorce is a time of transition. Relocations, new jobs, remarriage and other changes can make it so that divorce orders and agreements — including child support and custody arrangements — no longer reflect your circumstances and the needs of your family. When a change in circumstances is significant, it may become necessary to obtain a modification of your divorce order.
At Baccarella & Baccarella, P.A., we understand how much your life may change after a divorce in Tampa, Florida. We assist you when you need a change in a child support order, as well as when modifications of child custody or visitation are needed because of changed circumstances such as relocation.
Child support modifications and enforcement in Tampa
Sometimes the unexpected happens — a lost job or a sudden injury — yet you remain obligated to pay child support despite your changed financial circumstances. In other cases, your former spouse receives a huge financial windfall or promotion, which should be contributed toward the upbringing of your children. Or the needs of your children may change, including their healthcare or education, or your parenting time may change because of a custody modification. When there is a substantial change in circumstances, our Tampa lawyers successfully obtain modifications of child support orders so the financial support of your children is more fairly shared between you and your spouse.
If you have a support order that your former spouse refuses to pay, our attorneys help you enforce your support order through the court. If a parent willfully fails to pay child support, he or she may be subject to sanctions, including license suspension, fines, seizure of assets and even arrest.
Child custody modifications in Tampa
In order to modify child custody or a parenting plan, there must be a material change in circumstances and the modification must be in the best interest of the children. Obtaining a change in custody can be very complex, which is why it is essential to obtain the expertise of highly experienced Tampa divorce attorneys like the ones at Baccarella & Baccarella. As skilled negotiators, our attorneys help parents work out modified parenting plans when circumstances change. If you and the other parent cannot agree, we petition the court for a modification on your behalf.
One of the most common reasons for modifications is relocation. To learn more about relocations of children, please see petitions for relocations.
Dependable support in changing times
At Baccarella & Baccarella, we understand how unsettled and unpredictable your life can feel during a divorce. We are dedicated to providing steady and reliable guidance throughout your divorce and afterwards as your circumstances continue to change. To learn more about how we can assist you with post-judgment modifications, or for information on our other practice areas, please call 813-254-8998 or contact us online to schedule a free, fully confidential 20 minute consultation.