Competent Orlando Family Lawyer
Do you need legal assistance modifying your
alimony payments? At Richard A. Heller, P.A., our divorce lawyers have nearly
75 years of collective experience handling all types of divorce and post-divorce
matters, including alimony
modifications. Whether you are the one paying or receiving alimony, we will provide
you with knowledgeable legal representation while guiding you through
the Florida legal system. With an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau,
we are committed to customer service and client satisfaction in all of
their divorce and post-divorce matters.
In a Florida
divorce case, the court may grant alimony to the husband or wife in the form of
bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent, or any combination
thereof. Awards of alimony are granted on a case-by-case basis and after
the court considers a number of factors including the length of the marriage,
the financial resources of each party, and the available income sources
of either party etc.
When Circumstances Change
Because life circumstances change, it is not uncommon for either party
to request a modification in their alimony payments. Typically, the person
who is paying the alimony seeks to reduce or eliminate their payments
and the person receiving alimony seeks to have their alimony payments
Usually an award for bridge-the-gap alimony cannot be modified in the amount
or duration. However, an award for rehabilitative alimony may be modified
based upon a significant change in circumstances, upon noncompliance with
the rehabilitative plan, or upon completion of the rehabilitative plan.
The amount of an award for durational alimony may be modified or terminated
if there is a substantial change in circumstances; however, the length
of the award of durational alimony cannot be modified unless there has
been an exceptional change in circumstances.
An award for permanent alimony terminates upon the death of either party,
or the remarriage of the receiving party. However, an award for permanent
alimony can be modified or terminated based on a substantial change in
circumstances or upon the existence of a supportive relationship in accordance
In essence, if one of the parties wishes to have their alimony payments
increased, reduced or terminated, the burden of proof is upon the petitioning
party to demonstrate that there has been a significant change in circumstances
that would warrant such a modification.
Contact an Orlando Divorce Lawyer
Need a lawyer for your alimony modification case in Orlando? Do you want
to modify or terminate your alimony payments? Whether you are on the paying
or receiving end, it will be important for you to present a strong case
before the court. At Richard A. Heller, P.A., we are intimately familiar
with Florida's alimony laws and can effectively represent you in court.
Contact our law firm today to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys at (407) 501-4052!