Things sometimes change: family law court-ordered modifications

| Apr 29, 2020 | Modifications

Marital dissolution is a serious issue.  Unquestionably, divorce upends your life, materially altering circumstances for divorcing spouses and affected children.

Many soon-to-be exes rightly regard the process and post-divorce realities with hope. They know that their decision to move on with a new life is well-reasoned and the proper outcome for a failed marriage. Many individuals who contemplate divorce in Florida and across the United States enter the divorce process with a clear mind and in a purposeful way. They exit the process with reasonable expectations that the future will truly offer a fresh start.

We see such hopes and outcomes all the time at the established Tampa family law firm of Quinn & Lynch. Our skilled and knowledgeable legal team routinely helps diverse Florida clients secure optimal outcomes in divorce and other family law matters. Those range widely, often involving matters like these:

  • Parenting plan arrangements
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal and child support
  • Marital asset division

Divorcing parties sometimes believe that once their divorce case or other family law matter is dealt with that then it is permanently resolved.

Such thinking is understandable. Impending exes generally have a lot on their minds en route to divorce, and often focus on the big picture – the end game – rather than the details.

The reality regarding divorce, though, is that permanency concerning every agreed-to detail is simply not a given. That is, while a divorce itself is permanent, spousal agreement concerning things such as child custody, child support or alimony might well require future adjustment. Life is alterable, not static.

We underscore that on our website, stressing therein that “things change, and sometimes an original court ruling or final judgment may need to be modified.”

We will address that reality in our next blog post, taking a look at judicial modifications of family law orders.