Can Spousal Support Be Modified?

Jul 13, 2018

Overview of Spousal Support Modifications

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a critical component of divorce settlements. The purpose of spousal support is to ensure financial stability for the receiving spouse, especially if they were financially dependent on their former partner during the marriage. However, circumstances change, and it may become necessary to modify the spousal support arrangement.

When Can Spousal Support Be Modified?

Modifying spousal support is typically a complex legal process, and various factors influence the court's decision. The court may consider the following circumstances for spousal support modification:

1. Substantial Change in Financial Situation

If either spouse experiences a significant change in their financial situation, such as losing a job, significant salary reduction, or unexpected financial burdens, it may warrant a modification of spousal support. Our experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr can assess your financial situation and guide you through the modification process.

2. Cohabitation or Remarriage

Spousal support is commonly terminated when the receiving spouse either remarries or starts cohabiting with a new partner in a supportive relationship. However, it's essential to consult with our attorneys to determine if these changes meet the legal requirements for modifying spousal support.

3. Duration of Spousal Support

Spousal support is often awarded for a specific duration, especially in cases where the receiving spouse needs time to become financially independent. If the duration of spousal support has ended, it's crucial to consult with our attorneys to determine if further modifications are necessary or if termination is appropriate.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we understand the complexities surrounding spousal support modifications. Our team of dedicated family law attorneys has the expertise and experience to guide you through the process and protect your best interests. Here's how our attorneys can help:

Thorough Assessment

We will thoroughly assess your current situation and any changes that may warrant a spousal support modification. Our team will gather the necessary evidence, analyze the financial aspects, and present a strong case to the court when seeking modification.

Legal Expertise

Our attorneys specialize in family law and have extensive knowledge of the relevant statutes and case precedents. We will navigate the legal complexities, ensure all necessary paperwork is completed accurately, and represent you effectively throughout the modification process.

Negotiation and Mediation

In some cases, spousal support modifications can be resolved through negotiation or mediation. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and can help explore alternative dispute resolution methods to reach a fair and mutually beneficial agreement.

Court Representation

If litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys are prepared to provide aggressive representation in court. We will advocate for your rights, present your case compellingly, and strive to achieve the most favorable outcome possible.

Consult with our Experienced Attorneys Today

Modifying spousal support requires careful consideration of the specific circumstances and applicable laws. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we have a track record of successfully assisting clients in spousal support modification cases. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.