Florida law allows a husband or wife to file a modification action to modify child support, alimony and/or a Parenting Plan. However, in order to modify an existing Court Order, the party must prove that a substantial change of circumstances has occurred in your case wherein the substantial change must be involuntary, unplanned, material, significant and/or permanent. The Court will consider the following factors:

  1. Substantial decrease or increase in income and/or cost of living
  2. Significant changes in health
  3. Disability, serious bodily injury or illness
  4. Retirement
  5. Involuntary loss of a job
  6. Promotion
  7. Cohabitation of the spouse receiving alimony
  8. Death of either party
  9. A parent has been diagnosed with a severe mental illness
  10. A parent is suffering from substance abuse
  11. There is sufficient evidence to prove that a parent has abused or     neglected a child
  12. A custodial parent relocates to a new city or state (as long as the relocation is more than 50 miles away from the child’s current home)