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).

Forms & Resources

Checklist

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

Forms 

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 as well as a list of certified process servers.