When financial circumstances change due to a substantial increase or decrease in income by the recipient of the payer, it may be possible to request a modification of alimony. If the original divorce decree included any alimony payment, there may be a basis to modify alimony payments either an increase, decrease, or stopping payments.
In Florida, it is fairly common for the courts to award Nominal Alimony. This occurs when there may be a case for alimony but the payer is unable to make such payments at the time of the divorce. The amount is small, typically $1 a month, but allows for future modification. If the original decree had no allowance for alimony, there is no option to seek payment in the future.
If you live in Lake, Sumter, Marion, Orange, or Seminole County and feel there is a basis for requesting a modification order on alimony, contact the Tavares, Florida law office of Keedy and Vasti, P.A. for help. We have experience evaluating modifications and can help you determine the best way to plead your case before the courts.