After a divorce or domestic partnership dissolution, it is possible to modify spousal support (also called alimony in California) order when there is a significant change in circumstances. Unlike child support modifications, which are often routine in nature, petitions to modify spousal support often result in contentious litigation.
Whether you wish to modify a spousal support order or keep its existing terms in place, you should speak with an experienced family law attorney.
Each case is unique and before granting a motion to modify spousal support, the judge will examine the facts. Generally speaking, a spousal support order can be modified when there is a significant and long-term change in circumstances. For example, the loss of a payer’s job may not be sufficient grounds for a modification, unless it appears likely that the payer will not be able to obtain a new position at a comparable salary.
When advising you, attorney Teresa Beyers will carefully review your situation and provide you with an objective assessment of your legal options.
In a spousal support modification case, the financial stakes can loom large, particularly if the existing order calls for the provision of permanent spousal support. Teresa Beyers provides vigorous representation in family court. From the start of your case to its conclusion, Ms. Beyers will work diligently to protect your rights and interests.
For a free initial phone consultation with an experienced Los Angeles spousal support modification lawyer, contact The Law Offices of Teresa Beyers.
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