Spousal Support/Alimony and Child Support Modifications
There are times when after a Spousal Support/Alimony or Child Support judgment has been reached, one or the other spouse’s financial situation changes dramatically.
In Florida, a "substantial change in circumstances" can be grounds for increasing, decreasing, or terminating a Spousal Support/Alimony or Child Support order, or for modifying a Parenting Plan order. Attorney Michael Hines helps clients achieve resolutions in the modification of Spousal Support/Alimony and/or Child Support orders.
Substantial Change in Your Financial Situation
At the Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A., we help clients who have suffered a substantial change in circumstances related to job loss, disability, injury or other situations resulting from factors beyond their control.
Modification of Spousal Support/Alimony Orders
Bankruptcy, unemployment, or other substantial changes in your financial situation can make it impossible to continue paying spousal support/alimony at the current level. In Florida, a substantial change in a support/alimony recipient’s need and/or the support/alimony payer’s ability to pay can be grounds for a post-judgment modification to increase, decrease, or terminate spousal support/alimony.
Modification of Child Support Orders
A post judgment Child Support modification is available when necessary and in the best interests of the child. If you have had a substantial change in circumstances that is significant, material, permanent, and involuntary, the Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A., can help you. They have experience in handling complex legal and financial issues and can help you obtain a Child Support modification.
Modification Requests Can Be Highly Contested
Modification requests are not typically well received by the other party and are typically highly contested.
As a Law Firm providing spousal support/alimony and child support legal services, the team at the Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A. is experienced, prepared, and well qualified to represent you if your circumstances have changed. In even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing, we are well versed in spousal support/alimony and child support law. We know how to apply the law to your specific legal needs and goals. When you are involved in a spousal support/alimony or child support dispute, Attorney Michael Hines and his team are here to help you.
Choosing Your Legal Representative
When attempting to achieve your Spousal Support/Alimony or Child Support goals, it is important that you work with an experienced Attorney who is:
• Familiar with the Statutes and case law criteria in determining whether obtaining Spousal Support/Alimony and/or Child Support is realistic and if so, determination of a realistic amount
• Experienced in building a strong case that supports your Spousal Support/Alimony or Child Support goals
• An experienced tough negotiator with a proven track record
• Proven to be successful in the courtroom and prepared to go to trial and plead your case before the Judge when necessary
The Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A. has a proven track record of helping people successfully modify their spousal maintenance and child support obligations.
Do you have questions regarding how to limit the amount of Spousal Support/Alimony and/or Child Support you will pay; or how to maximize the amount of Spousal Support/Alimony and/or Child Support you will receive?
Parenting Plan Modifications
Parenting Plan modification actions are brought after a final parenting plan order has been entered in a family law case, such as a divorce or paternity action. The Parenting Plan modification action is brought in order to change the living arrangements and/or Visitation or Time Sharing parameters of the current Parenting Plan in force.
Sometimes parents agree that a change of Parenting Plan is in a child's best interest. Attorney Michael Hines is highly experienced at negotiating and litigating such cases, and can facilitate the necessary legal changes.
Contested Parenting Plan Modifications
Contested Parenting Plan modification actions are among the most difficult actions in Family Law. When one parent asks a court to make a change in the Parenting Plan determination without the agreement of the other parent, generally speaking, there must be some problem with the parenting of the other parent. Naturally, such a process can potentially be emotionally difficult for any family. However, there are times when a change of Parenting Plan is truly in the best interests of the children.
The legal team at the Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A. reviews each Parenting Plan modification case carefully and apprises their client of the strengths and weaknesses of the case before moving forward. They will explore the possibility of an agreed resolution before advising on whether to proceed with a contested action. If a contested Parenting Plan action in a Parenting Plan modification is necessary, we approach these cases with respect for the responsibility we have to seek the best interests of the children. Attorney Michael Hines’ team is well prepared, experienced, and they are ready to litigate even the most contested Parenting Plan modification.
Do you need knowledgeable counsel and a representative that will thoughtfully and carefully analyze your situation and advise you?
Attorney Michael Hines has successfully helped families with issues and situations from fairly simple to logistically complex to the seemingly impossible.
Our Commitment to You
The Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A. has an outstanding team that is dedicated to providing you with the kind of legal representation you deserve. To us, that means working closely with you to understand your goals and ensure the shared Parenting Plan truly reflects your needs and the needs of your children.
Our many successful results demonstrate our dedication to hard work, our genuine concern for clients and the trust that we instill in each client. Many former clients have shown their confidence in our services by sending a friend or family member our way when they are faced with a difficult Family Law problem — and we are happy to serve their needs with the same level of compassion, support and experience.
Attorney Michael Hines has successfully resolved Parenting Plan issues and situations from amicable and fairly simple to logistically complex to the seemingly impossible.