Even after a divorce has been finalized, legal issues may still arise. Often couples, in an attempt to bring closure to the pain of dissolving their marriage, enter into the divorce agreement hastily. It could be that their agreement simply did not address future issues. Some common post-divorce legal issues that should be addressed include:
- Spousal support modification: There are certain instances that may allow for changes in alimony support. As an example, if the person receiving alimony gets remarried. Another example would be if either person experienced a significant employment change such as a promotion or loss of employment, the appropriate amount of spousal support might be modified.
- Relocation: In most cases, Florida requires both parents share in parental responsibility. Moving can affect issues like child custody or visitation. There are some very specific rules that apply in this situation. Relocation with the child or children without following the statutory requirements may subject the party to contempt, an order for return of the child, and other consequences.
- Unresolved property issues: Sometimes the distribution of property takes a long time to be resolved. An item may have been overlooked and may need to be taken into account.
The issues surrounding Florida post-divorce matters can be complicated. If you discover any legal issues or concerns after a divorce, particularly if the other party is represented by an attorney, you should hire a qualified family law attorney who can advise you on how to proceed. D’Lugo and DeFlora, P.A. can offer you valuable legal advice and representation to help resolve any post-divorce issues.