Post-Decree Modification Lawyer in Panama City
Need to change the terms of your divorce settlement?
The terms you received in the final decree of divorce have the force of
law, and you are required to abide by these terms or face harsh legal
penalties when your former spouse seeks
enforcement of court orders. If for any reason you have decided that you need to change the terms
of your divorce settlement, we invite you to contact us at Seaton Law
Offices, P.A. for help. We have extensive
family law experience and a proven track record of success in the courtrooms in Panama
City, and can assist you in filing a petition to modify the court orders.
It is not enough to come to a new agreement with your former spouse, as
such agreements are not legally enforceable, and you can even be found
to be in contempt of court for violating the terms of the orders. You
must secure the approval of the court. In the event that your former spouse
is opposed to granting your request, you can still petition the court
for relief by persuading the judge of the necessity of making the modification.
The court will only approve your request upon evidence that the change
is necessary and in the best interests of everyone involved. We will carefully
prepare your case, and will advocate aggressively on your behalf in the
Modifying Terms of Child Custody, Child Support and Alimony
The most common requests for post-decree modifications are addressed to
child support and
alimony. If you have physical custody of your children and want to
relocate further than 50 miles away, you will have to either secure the consent
of the parent who has rights of
visitation or will have to gain the approval of the court. In the event that you
have lost your job or experienced some other major change of circumstances,
we can help you file a petition to have the amount of child support or
alimony increased. Similarly, if you have been ordered to pay financial
support but can no longer sustain the obligation, we can help you request
to have the amount reduced.
initial consultation regarding your divorce modification in Panama City, FL.