Alimony Modifications in Jacksonville
A Significant Change in Circumstances
Have you experienced a significant change in circumstances that may warrant changing your alimony payments? If so, contact me at Charles E. Willmott, P.A. I am a Board Certified divorce attorney with over nearly 25 years of experience in divorce and family law. I am BV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and I formerly served as the chairman of the Jacksonville Bar Family Law Section.
If you are in need of changing or terminating your alimony payments, I have the knowledge and ability to handle your petition competently and professionally.
Florida Alimony Laws
Alimony is covered under Section 61.08 of the Florida Statutes. In a divorce, a court may grant alimony to either party in the form of bridge-the-gap,
permanent, or any combination thereof. Alimony is awarded on a case-by-case basis and only after the court considers all relevant factors such as the duration of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, the contributions made by each party, the financial resources of each party, and much more.
Life is constantly changing – that is one thing that can be counted on in family law. People move, they switch jobs, they lose their jobs, they get promotions, they remarry, they get injured, they get ill, and they have more children with new spouses. In the context of alimony modifications, usually the paying party is the one seeking to reduce or terminate their alimony payments and the receiving spouse is the one seeking more alimony.
In many cases, alimony payments can be modified based upon a significant change of circumstances. However, this is not the case with bridge-the-gap alimony, which terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the receiving party.
Determining if your alimony payments can be modified or terminated will depend upon what type of alimony was awarded and how significant the changes in circumstances are. For instance, under § 61.4, an award for permanent alimony can be modified or terminated upon a significant change of circumstances or if the receiving party enters into a supportive relationship.
Contact a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer
As a seasoned Jacksonville divorce attorney, I spend a significant amount of time addressing my clients' alimony needs and their ability to pay alimony on a regular basis. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, some of them good and some of them bad, thus it is not uncommon for a client to need to adjust or terminate their alimony payments after their divorce is finalized.
If you need assistance changing your alimony payments, contact me at Charles E. Willmott, P.A. to discuss your case in further detail and to find out how I can help you.