Modification of Agreements

Before you can file for a modification of alimony in Florida you must qualify by having a “Substantial Change in Circumstances.” If you do not satisfy that requirement you cannot open a modification case. A “substantial change in circumstances” means a change that was unanticipated at the time the alimony was ordered by the court. The change must be permanent, involuntary, and material (more terms to define and argue over).

<b>Examples:</b>

• Health issues

• Long-term unemployment

• Gifts

• Large raise

• Substantial inheritance

• Lottery winnings

• Availability of medical insurance

• Payer’s long-term involuntary decreased ability to pay

• Retirement by the payor

• Voluntary changes in circumstances that are smart and well thought out decisions

• Payee gets remarried

• Payee fraud in obtaining alimony