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Does your child custody order need to be modified?

Things change over time for Florida residents, both in their professional and personal lives. As a result of these changes, something that worked yesterday may no longer work today.

The legal system recognizes that circumstances change over time, such as in family law cases where an order that was entered previously may need to be modified. At the same time, modifying an existing order is not always a given, because there are certain requirements that must be satisfied before the court will change an order it already entered.

For instance, as discussed recently in this blog, child custody modification can be achieved only if there exists a substantial, material and unanticipated change in circumstances. In other words, if a change of an existing order is sought based on some custody dispute that was already happening at the time the first order was entered, the court might not opt to allow a change to the order.

Our firm works closely with our clients to understand whether any changes have occurred in their lives that warrant a change to an existing child custody order. When changes occur, we can present your case for why an existing order needs to be modified to meet the needs of the parents and the children. On the other hand, when the other parent seeks to change an order based on factors that do not qualify for a modification, we advocate vigorously to show the court the existing order should not be changed. For more information on our firm's ability to help in custody modification disputes, please visit our child custody webpage.

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