When a marriage ends that involves individuals with vastly different incomes, spousal support may be ordered by the court. Spousal support, also called alimony, is a tool designed to help ensure that both former spouses can maintain a similar standard of living compared to when they were married.
When determining spousal support, the court will consider the length of the marriage, the standard of living while married, the earning capacity of the spouse requesting support and the ability of the other spouse to pay it, the age and health of both spouses, custody arrangements and children, division of assets and debts, and the existence of any prenuptial agreements.
Once spousal support is awarded, it is difficult to change. However, some instances allow for a spousal support modification request. Keep reading to learn more about spousal support modifications and how Kendall, Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help with them.
Who can request a modification to spousal support?
Both the spouse that is paying alimony and the spouse that is receiving it may request a support modification at any time. However, there are only certain circumstances where the court will grant a support modification.
What are the reasons why spousal support can be modified?
There are several reasons why you can request a support modification. These reasons include:
- Receiving spouse no longer needs it
- The spouse paying alimony loses their job or can no longer afford payments
- Spouse receiving payments remarries
- The spouse receiving support is not trying to become self-supporting
- Child support ends
Do I need a lawyer for a spousal support modification request?
If you are filing for a spousal support modification, it is important to have a knowledgeable family law attorney on your side. Alimony issues can be complicated so it is essential to put the best case forward. The experienced attorneys at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help you do just that.
Kendal Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help with your support modification requests!
While spousal support is legally binding, modifications can be made to it in certain circumstances. If you are going to request a modification in spousal support, it is important to put the best case forward. Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLC can help you do just that! With over 27 years of experience, we have handled countless spousal support modification cases and would be happy to assist with yours as well. Our experienced family law attorneys are well versed in support laws and claims and know exactly what makes a good case. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to set up an initial consultation.
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