Family Law and Divorce Attorney serving Tavares, Leesburg, Eustis, Mt. Dora, The Villages® community and surrounding areas

(352) 343-0091 500 W. Caroline St., Tavares, FL 32778

Alimony & Modification

Mr. Cox has decades of experience and expertise handling post-divorce modifications. He understands the specific criteria and circumstances under which a person is eligible for an increase, or decrease in child-support and/or alimony. The criteria for Florida is that a person must prove that there has been an involuntary “substantial change” regarding their income and/or ability to maintain the payments to their ex-spouse as established in the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement.

A “substantial change” is typically due to a change in a person’s income, and could be a change in income for either parent. Other considerations might be that the parties’ time-sharing patterns change as the child(ren) grow older such that one of the parents having more or less “overnights” with the child(ren).

Florida Statutes, section 61.30 (1)(b) states as follows: “The guidelines may provide the basis for proving a substantial change in circumstances upon which a modification of an existing order may be granted. However, the difference between the existing monthly obligation and the amount provided for under the guidelines shall be at least 15 percent or $50, whichever amount is greater, before the court may find that the guidelines provide a substantial change in circumstances.”

If you are seeking help with a child support or alimony modification case you should contact Cox Law Firm today at (352) 343-0091 or use our online contact form to request more information or to schedule an appointment regarding your modification.

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If you need help getting through the divorce, custody or support process, then contact the offices of Benjamin J. Cox and we will be glad to help.

Or, you can call our office at (352) 343-0091.

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Benjamin J. Cox, Attorney at Law
500 W. Caroline St.
Tavares, FL 32778

(352) 343-0091 (phone)
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