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Modifications

Modification of Judgments

Often times, after a Final Judgment is entered by the Court in a family law case new issues will arise that need to be addressed by the Court. In order for the Court to consider modifying its previous judgment, the party making the request must show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since entry of the Final Judgment. Once a substantial change in circumstances has been established the Court will make a determination based on the child's best interest. A Supplemental Petition reopens a case for new findings, and has similar legal requirements as the original proceedings.

Motions For Contempt/Enforcement

When a party fails to comply with an order or judgment of the Court, most often when a party fails to pay child support, the non-offending party must file a motion with the Court to hold the offending party in contempt and request that the Court enforce the order or judgment. Passively waiting for the offending party to fulfill their duty could potentially prevent recovery by the non-offending party. See Florida Rule of Family Law Procedure 12.615.

Parental Relocation

In the event a custodial parent wants to relocate farther than 50 miles as part of a divorce, or after a determination regarding time-sharing has been made, they must comply with certain legal requirements. Under Florida Statute 61.13001 the parents must agree to relocation in writing or the Court will make a determination based on the best interest of the child(ren) . The relocating parent has the burden of preparing and filing the necessary documentation, if they do not go through the proper channels the parent (and children) may be required to return to their previous hometown.

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Alyssa is a compassionate, dedicated professional that made a difficult time in my life bearable. She is a hard worker for her client and is accessible in every way. Her knowledge in her field is unsurpassed! I feel blessed to have had her in my corner and I highly recommend her. Cor
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Sung is my HERO. He did all his best to get what I deserved. but most of all have a good heart. He is honest, professional and very down to earth person. Very smart guy! Saying thank you is not enough but from the bottom of my heart you are the BEST AWESOME LAWYER in the world. Thank you in a million times.. Atty Sung LEE!!! Nora Alexa
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An exceptional attorney. Not usually a big fan of the legal profession, but Alyssa and her staff are the exception. Pleasant to work with, plain-speaking, honest, and hard-working; I came away impressed with her efforts on our behalf, as well as those of her staff. Highly recommended. Jim
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The attorneys at the Law Offices of Shorstein and Lee are very knowledgeable and professional. I'd highly recommend them to anyone needing assistance with a criminal or family law matter. Allyson C.