In a Florida divorce proceeding, a party seeking attorney’s fees usually does so under Fla. Stat. § 61.16. The purpose of section 61.16 is ensure that both parties in a divorce have the ability to seek competent legal counsel. Canakaris v. Canakaris, 382 So.2d 1197 (Fla. 1980). There are several ways in which a

Substantial change in circumstances is one of the three circumstances where a Florida court can modify child support under Fla. Stat. § 61.13(1)(a). Courts interpreting “substantial change in circumstances” have found that the change in circumstances must be significant, material, involuntary and permanent in nature before a court will reduce child support payments. Overby v.

Florida Statute § 61.14(1) governs “[e]nforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders.” That section provides in relevant part:

[W]hen a party is required by court order to make any [support, maintenance, or alimony] payments, and the circumstances of or the financial ability of either spouse changes … either party … may

Florida Statute § 61.30 establishes Florida’s child support guidelines in divorce proceedings. As one court recognized, Florida’s child support guidelines are not actually “guidelines.” Boyt v. Romanow, 664 So. 2d 995, 997 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995). Instead, section 61.30’s support guidelines provide a mandatory schedule of child support intended to meet the minimum needs