Alimony modifications are something that a divorcee can petition for when life circumstances change. Just because a judge sets alimony at the time of divorce doesn’t mean it has to stay the same forever. However, the order to modify payments must come from the court. But should you hire an attorney for any changes to spousal support? The answer is yes. Read on to find out why.
Reasons for Alimony Modification
Whether you’re seeking to increase support from your former spouse or are asking to have payments to your former spouse reduced, here are some acceptable reasons for modification:
- Issues that make it impossible for you to work or to earn enough money for living expenses
- Extended unemployment
- Change in income such as a significant increase or decrease in pay
While some of these are easy to prove, some are more difficult. Presenting them to the court to give you the advantage will help you get the results you want. The changes generally need to be substantial for a judge to consider them.
Knowledge of Alimony Laws
Alimony laws vary, and it’s critical to understand what you can and cannot do when it comes to spousal support. With something as critical as your finances, and you need an attorney that can help you build a strong case.
Representing yourself in any legal issue can be risky at best, including cases related to alimony modification. But whatever side of the request you’re on, you can rely on the knowledgeable team at McCutchen McLean, LLC. Contact them today to find out how they can help you get the optimal outcome.