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Experienced Guidance For Custody And Child Support Orders

Last updated on February 26, 2024

Florida child custody and child support orders are among the most important documents from a finalized divorce decree. But once they are in place, significant changes in your or your child’s lives may necessitate changes.

At Akin Law P.A., we help parents pursue child custody or child support modifications when existing plans are unreasonable or unworkable. As experienced custody attorneys in DeLand and Volusia County, we recognize that life is unpredictable, and sometimes you need to adjust these agreements.

Reasons To Modify Parenting And Time-Sharing Plans

A Florida family court judge must approve any modification to your existing arrangements. There are several possible justifications for changing your custody arrangement, such as when:

  • A significant change occurs in either parent’s income or work schedule.
  • Either parent needs to relocate for a new job.
  • The physical or mental health of either parent changes.
  • Your child’s needs change as they grow older.
  • Concerns arise over the child’s safety and well-being.

It’s essential to note that getting a modification can be challenging, which is why it’s so important to work with a knowledgeable attorney.

Altering And Enforcing Child Support Orders

Florida calculates child support payments through a formula based on various factors that can change over time. We work diligently to ensure that a child support order reflects your current circumstances. Requests for increased or reduced payments may be appropriate for various reasons, such as:

  • A significant change in either parent’s income
  • Either parent gets a higher paying job or becomes unemployed
  • Changes in child care expenses
  • Parents swap responsibility for providing the child’s health insurance
  • Other adjustments occur in the child’s living costs or educational expenses

Sometimes modifications aren’t warranted, but parents simply fail to follow court orders. We aggressively work for the enforcement of these orders, including helping you collect back child support.

Work With Us To Protect Your Child’s Best Interests

We have decades of combined experience helping families enforce or modify custody and child support orders. If you need help, call us at 386-271-4740 or contact us online and complete the form describing your situation. We will be with you every step of the way to find solutions and provide peace of mind.