Divorce is, for many people, a life-changing legal matter. However, as you know, after a divorce, life continues to change, and at times, these changes may warrant an updated divorce agreement that better suits your current situation in life. Continue reading and contact a Pensacola divorce modification lawyer here at The Law Office of James M. Burns today to learn more about divorce modifications and how we can help you receive one.
Pensacola Divorce Modification Lawyer | Modifying Existing Legal Orders
Life can change after a final order in a divorce or paternity. You need an experienced Pensacola family law attorney who can make the strongest argument to support your request for modification or enforcement of a prior order. In Pensacola, that attorney is James M. Burns.
Divorce Modification in Florida
There are only a limited number of circumstances when you can obtain a modification of child support or child custody. You generally must show that an unforeseen and substantial change has occurred that truly warrants a modification to your initial divorce agreement. This standard is a high hurdle in most instances. Recently, it has become increasingly challenging. What you consider to be a substantial change, such as a military deployment that only allows 30 days at home in the next year, may not be enough for the court.
This means that in any divorce or paternity action, you need to think about the future and plan for eventualities. Never sign a divorce decree before having it reviewed by an experienced Pensacola divorce modification lawyer. With one signature, you could foreclose on some of your rights forever.
If child support or spousal maintenance is not being paid, attorney James M. Burns may be able to bring an enforcement action to get payments started again. On the other hand, he may be able to help reduce your obligations when a job loss comes as a surprise. No matter your circumstances, if you are seeking a modification or enforcement, you need a competent Pensacola divorce modification lawyer on your side.
Contact a Pensacola Divorce Modification Lawyer
From his Pensacola office, lawyer James M. Burns helps individuals throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. He is also licensed in Alabama and handles cases in Baldwin County. Contact The Law Office of James M. Burns online or call 850-930-3018 to set up an initial consultation with our competent legal team today. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the process.