People are often surprised to learn that a “Final Judgment” may not actually be “final.” After an initial agreement is reached by participants in family law cases, or after a family law judge makes an initial ruling after a trial, a final judgment is signed by the family law judge that may address issues of child support, visitation, custody, primary residential parent, parenting plans, time-sharing, alimony or spousal support. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the initial final judgment in a family law case, the parties who are supposed to be following the final judgment may find that it is not possible to follow it any longer.


In cases involving payment of support, including child support, alimony or spousal support, a job change for either party or one child reaching the age of majority may create a substantial change in circumstances. In cases involving child custody, or parenting plans, there may have been a triggering event that would cause terms different from those in the initial final judgment to be in the child’s best interest.


Attorney Christina Holly represents family law clients who are seeking to modify the terms of an initial final judgment because of a substantial change in circumstances. Contact the Law Office of Christina L. Holly to discuss your change in circumstances in your family law case with Attorney Holly during a free consultation.




The Law Office of Christina L. Holly serves clients in the following areas: Lee County, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Collier County, Naples, Charlotte County, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Hendry County, Desoto County, Arcadia



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