A divorce decree is meant to be the final document that sets forth the details of the divorce between the parties. However, things can change and the need to modify orders requires competent legal counsel. The Ferraro Law Group is staffed with experienced family law attorneys that fight for your rights during the divorce case, and when your needs change after the case reaches conclusion.
Common reasons for seeking a modification include:
● A new job/changed financial circumstances
● Sudden illness or increased childcare expenses
Florida law requires a substantial change in circumstances to make a modification to terms in the divorce decree; most notably when the change requested involves payment of child support. In fact, making a change to property or debt division once the case is final is typically not done.… Continue reading
Not so many years ago you would be hard pressed to hear the question “are you taking his name” posed to a bride entering marriage. Recently though, the decision to not share a married last name, or to hyphenate is all the buzz. When the marriage ends, for some people the issue of name change resurfaces. Many women include a request to be restored to their maiden name in their divorce action. Our representation of divorcing parties often includes this request, and we understand the desire to make a fresh start by returning to the familiarity of a family name. However, including a finding in your divorce decree that restoration to your maiden name is part of the divorce is just the first step in once again being formally recognized and known by a prior last name.
After the dust settles and a determination that… Continue reading