Post Judgment Modifications and Enforcement Tampa FL
If you are experiencing challenges regarding your divorce orders, a post judgment modification lawyer in Tampa Florida may be able to help you. Please call The McKinney Law Group to learn more.
Following a divorce, a number of different issues can arise. It is not uncommon for one of the parties to have to enforce the terms of a property settlement, child parenting plan, or court order. On the other hand, one party might have a change in circumstances and may need to request a modification of a current order or agreement. Finally, it is possible that one party encounters some kind of hardship and would like to seek to increase or reduce a support obligation. If you need assistance, a Tampa FL post judgment modification lawyer from The McKinney Law Group may be able to help you.
Post Judgment Modification Lawyer in Tampa FL
As family lawyers, our firm has vast experience in helping clients to modify a court orders that include, but is certainly not limited to:
- Asset distribution
- Life insurance benefits
- Parenting plans
- Child support
- Child custody
Modifying and Enforcing Judgments
A judge’s final order regarding divorce, marital, custody, or paternity agreements will set forth the legal rules that all parties involved must follow. If, at any time, one or both parties wish to modify these orders, they must file a request with the court. In general, if both parties agree to the modification, it will be approved. However, if one party is disputing it, court hearings will likely pursue and it will be up to a judge to decide.
The majority of modifications occur due to at least one of the following:
- One party is relocated (typically out of town or the state)
- One party has a new job
- One party has a change in income
- One or both parties are dissatisfied with the current parenting plan
- One party is not meeting the current terms of the orders
- One party has been incarcerated
Tampa FL residents have turned to each post judgment modification lawyer from our firm for assistance with a broad range of challenges and requests. We are ready to represent you in mediation or at a hearing, if necessary. We will listen to what you are trying to accomplish and help you to do so in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.
When a Foreign Judgment Is Applicable
A foreign judgment is an order or judgment that has been made out of state. In general, the ability to modify and enforce a judgment that has been ordered outside of Florida will be contingent on a judgment that has been domesticated within the state. In general, you will need the help of a Tampa FL post judgment modification lawyer to domesticate a judgment. For example, if you have moved to Florida from outside of the state, it should not be too complicated to domesticate a judgment.
While a court orders for a spouse to follow the final settlements on child support, alimony, timesharing, etc., judgments are not self-enforcing, and if a spouse refuses to comply with these orders, post judgement enforcement may be needed to provide the proper funding that was agreed in court.
Contempt of Court
If enforcement is not enough and a spouse willingly disregards court orders and disrespects law authorities, that party can be found in contempt of court, which can have detrimental penalties.
Post Judgment Enforcement
Even though a dissolution may be finalized, it is possible that past court orders may no longer be applicable, and post judgment modifications can be made. If either party wishes to make changes to the final judgment, there must be a substantial change presented. It should be noted that child support and parenting plans are modifiable, alimony may be more difficult to modify.
Understanding Family Law Appeals
In specific instances, you may be able to appeal your court order to a higher court. An appeal requires specific examination of your case facts and the law applied to your facts.
For more information and assistance, contact a post judgment modifications lawyer Tampa FL residents recommend from The McKinney Law Group.
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