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Advocates for Your Family

Child Support Modification Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Call our experienced family lawyers: (239) 970-6844

Months or years after a divorce, child custody hearings, and child support proceedings, substantial life changes can occur. This is when it may be appropriate to revisit court-mandated arrangements and determine whether they need to be updated. As the goal of child support is to ensure that a child's needs are met and that the child benefits from both parents' finances, both parents should review any necessary changes to ensure that their child is getting the best of what the family can offer.

Why choose our child support modification lawyers?

  • We bring 54 years’ shared experience to your case
  • Unwavering, diligent, committed advocacy
  • Your attorney will work one-on-one with you through every step
  • We’ll create a legal strategy tailored to your goals and needs

At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., our skilled Fort Myers child custody lawyer can help you protect the best interests of your child. Each attorney at our firm operates in his or her own practice area, so you will always work with someone who knows how to best address your specific family law case.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

What circumstances are grounds for child support modification?

In the event of significant, ongoing, and unexpected changes in a parent's or child's life, child support can and should be adjusted.

The following are examples of what the state of Florida considers valid changes that would require modification:

  • Loss of or decrease in employment
  • End of the child's private schooling (under age 18)
  • Long-term illness or injury for a parent or the child
  • Increasing costs of care for the child (e.g., health insurance, schooling, transportation, etc.)
  • Substantial increase or decrease in a parent's income

These changes must have a lasting effect on the family's circumstances for one year or more in order to constitute child support modification. Modification can only go into effect on the date the action was filed in court, meaning that any missed payments will still be owed under the original court order.

Let us help with your child support modification case.

If you need to seek child support modification, speak with a trusted divorce attorney in Fort Myers who can help you understand the parameters and ensure that you have the information you need to get the process of seeking a modification in motion. We promise to never pass your case off to a legal assistant or an inexperienced lawyer, so you can be sure you are getting the best possible advice and direction.

You can fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation or request more information. ¡El abogado habla español!​

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • 65 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español

Read What Our Past Clients
have to Say About Us:

  • Her knowledge of law and her leadership has made me feel confident with my legal challenges.

    “Rita Jackman is very personable and is always available. Her knowledge of law and her leadership has made me feel confident with my legal challenges. I would recommend this office to anyone needing a professional team that quickly and efficiently tackles y”

    Donovan Dungan

  • Adam Stevens is an incredibly effective attorney.

    “Adam Stevens is an incredibly effective attorney. We are pleased with how responsive he was to our needs, even responding to our emails on weekends and evenings. Adam is a very knowledgeable and honest attorney. We have been working with Adam for 9 months ”

    John S.

  • You guys were very supportive.

    “Thank you for all your help as well as understanding during a very hard time for me. It's very hard when you have lost a loved one to have to deal with the legal end of things. You guys were very supportive.”


  • Joe will be my lawyer in the future.

    “Joe will be my lawyer in the future.”


  • Best Attorney I have ever used.

    “Rita Jackman has been a refreshing change from my past experiences with legal matters. I appreciate that She gets back to me in a timely manner. And She always takes the time to understand my questions and concerns. As an owner of Sunshine Workforce, a staffing company our problems may be unique but that does not seem to concern her. I highly recommend. Vic Tabarrini”

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Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More