At the Ramirez Law Firm in Tampa, Florida, we welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and discuss your case. However, we understand that there may be times when you wish to find answers to questions on your own. Below are answers you may find helpful.
- I have been divorced for a while and would like to change some of the provisions in the divorce decree. If my ex and I agree, would the changes be valid?
- If my husband and I cannot agree on the division of certain household items, will we have to litigate the division?
- My ex is behind on spousal and child support. What recourse do I have?
- I am the custodial parent. Can I deny visitation?
- I am the noncustodial parent. Can I decide not to accept visitation?
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Tampa family law FAQs
I have been divorced for a while and would like to change some of the provisions in the divorce decree. If my ex and I agree, would the changes be valid?
After your divorce, you might find it necessary or desirable to modify one or more of the stipulations in your divorce decree, property settlement, or custody and support arrangements. You must follow proper procedure if you want that modification or set of modifications to be valid. An experienced family law attorney can work with you to ensure your desired changes are valid.
If my husband and I cannot agree on the division of certain household items, will we have to litigate the division?
If you and your ex-husband cannot agree, it is likely you will need to seek legal help, because your property settlement will not be complete until these items are divided.
My ex is behind on spousal and child support. What recourse do I have?
Nonpayment of child and spousal support is enforceable by contempt proceedings. You must file a verified motion for contempt to set the matter for hearing. A skilled Florida family law attorney can review the options with you and guide you to the best solution for your needs.
I am the custodial parent. Can I deny visitation?
The purpose of visitation rights is for children of a divorced couple to understand that both their parents are entitled to love their children and be loved in return. If the children come back from a weekend with their noncustodial parent and are upset or tell you they do not want to go anymore, that is not reason to deny visitation unless their health and welfare are endangered by the visitation. If you are having a disagreement with your ex or harbor ill feelings, that is not reason to deny visitation. However, the noncustodial parent is entitled only to reasonable visitation. That means if he or she wants to see your child in the middle of the night or is drunk, you do not have to permit visitation.
I am the noncustodial parent. Can I decide not to accept visitation?
You are entitled to reasonable visitation. If you are unable to comply with the visitation schedule, you and your ex might be able to work out alternative arrangements. Remember, your children deserve the love of both their parents.