There are 4 steps to take to reduce your alimony payments in California. The first is to examine the current alimony or spousal support order. The next step is the identify the change of circumstances that has occurred since the order was established. Examples of change of circumstances include losing your job, a reduction in income, or your ex-spouse cohabiting with someone new or getting remarried. Then, you will need to gather evidence that supports the change of circumstances. Finally, you will have your attorney draft and submit a spousal support modification and reduction request to the courts for review.