Legal Separation


Polk County Florida Legal Separation Law Firm providing Legal Separation Attorney - Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.


What is a Legal Separation?

Child Support Modification is the legal process of seeking a change to an existing child support court order. A child support modification may be sought from either the parent who the minor child (or children) primarily resides with, or the parent who is required to pay child support. Child support modification issues typically arise when a significant financial change in circumstances occurs, or if the parent or legal guardian of the minor child (or children) legally changes. The child support modification request may be for an increase or decrease in the amount of child support, as well as a modification as to who will be responsible for paying child support.

What the Court Generally Considers in Legal Separation Cases?

In determining if a post judgment child support is warranted the court may often consider if:

  • A significant change in circumstances such as: the financial standing of either parent, or if the individual receiving spousal support is remarried;

  • The change of circumstances was not contemplated by the parties at the time of the final judgment of dissolution;

  • The change is sufficient, material, involuntary, and permanent in nature.

  • That the child support modification request is in the best interest of the child, or children.

In the end, what is in the best interest of the minor child the main concern of the court.

What is your Legal Separation Attorney's Role in your Case?

For the parent seeking a child support modification the attorney, lawyer, or law firm that represents you must show that there is justifiable merit for the child support modification request is warranted and meets the above mentioned criteria.

For the parent who is the child support modification request is being made against - the attorney, lawyer, or law firm that represents you will work on your behalf in an effort to ensure you are not ordered to pay an amount of child support that is excessive in accordance with Florida's Child Support Guidelines.

For more information regarding legal separations in the State of Florida, contact our office by calling 863.937.9100.

Each legal separation attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your legal separation issues, as well as other divorce and family law related legal issues.

If you must address legal separation issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced legal separation attorney - lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.


Legal Separation Attorney - Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.