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What is Domestic Violence?

In this video, Florida Attorney, Sergio Cabanas outlines the basics of what constitutes domestic violence in the state of Florida and what your options are if you find yourself a victim. He has outlined this topic in a brief 60- second overview to provide you with important information in a concise fashion.

***Please note that the information in this video is not an adequate substitute for a consultation with an attorney who is knowledgeable in this subject area and could review the specifics of your individual matter and determine how the law would apply in your particular case.***

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Hello and welcome to 60 seconds with Sergio. I’m your host Sergio Cabanas, attorney at law here in South Florida. Thank you for joining me today!
Today’s question is… Sergio, I’ve already been through a divorce or a paternity action and I’ve been ordered to pay a certain amount in child support. However, things in life change and I’ve had a reduction on income and i find that it’s very difficult to keep up with these payments. What should I do?
Well, there is a remedy in court and that remedy is a reduction on child support and in some cases, it can be eliminated. But we have to show what courts call a Change of Circumstances. But it can’t be just a small change of circumstances, the courts require to be a circumstantial, unforeseen and perhaps permanent change of circumstances. So, we have to show that something big has happened. for example, you may have almost all of the timeshare of the child or children, wherever the case may be. Or you suffered a reduction on income, you got laid off, fired, something may have happened to change your income, maybe you retired, so these changes may substantiate a reduction in child support.
While that would in tale us to file a motion for modification of child support and we have to show the court that there’s been a reduction on your income and prove out these changes in circumstances and in most cases the court will aloud the change of circumstances, depending on the circumstances of course.
So, I hope this short video provided you at least some guidance over a complicated area of the law. Of course, this is no substitute for natural consultation with an attorney who can sit down and review the specific facts of your case.
Thank you again for joining me and as always, stay informed so you can stay strong!


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