Modify a Family Law Case

Modifying Parental Responsibility, Visitation or Parenting Plan / Time-Sharing Schedule & Other Relief

You may file a modification on an existing family law case when you are asking the court to change the current parental responsibility, visitation, and/or parenting plan/time-sharing schedule. A determination of parental responsibility, a parenting plan, and a time-sharing schedule may not be modified without a showing of a substantial, material, and unanticipated change in circumstances and a determination that the modification is in the best interests of the child(ren).

Modifying Alimony or Child Support

You may file a modification on an existing family law case when you are asking the court to change a current court-ordered alimony obligation or child support obligation. The court can change the order if the judge finds that there has been a substantial change in circumstances of the parties and the change is in the child(ren)'s best interests (for child support cases).

Packets and Forms

Checklist

The 10th Judicial Circuit Court website provides a checklist that may be helpful for self-represented litigants. This resource is free.

Forms and Resources

The Florida Court's Self-Help Center provides a variety of forms that may be needed. There is no cost to access these forms.

The 10th Judicial Circuit Court website provides a few local forms that may also be needed.