Grounds For Modifying Spousal Support In California

Spousal support payments are often awarded in Orange County, California divorce cases, especially in cases in which one spouse did not work outside the home and may need some time to become financially self-supporting after divorce.

However, due to changes in life after divorce, just as child support and child custody arrangements sometimes need to be updated, so too does spousal support. Fortunately, it is often possible to modify spousal support (Spousal Support Modification) payments if circumstances change.

Here at The Law Offices of Saylin & Swisher, we have years of experience helping our divorce and family law clients seek or contest spousal support modifications. With more than 45 years of combined family law experience, our attorneys understand how the courts determine the issue of spousal support modification, and what kind of evidence you will need to build a strong case for protecting your interests.

Getting A Spousal Support Modification Is Not Easy. We Can Help You Through The Process.

Unless you agreed during your divorce to a non-modifiable spousal support order, or your prenuptial agreement makes spousal support payments non-modifiable, you may be able to receive more in spousal support or pay less in spousal support. As the petitioner, however, you have a high burden of proof to meet. Common reasons the court will consider in modifying spousal support payments include:

  • Experiencing a drop in income that makes it hard to meet your obligations
  • Your ex-spouse remarrying or moving in with a new romantic partner who supports him or her
  • Your ex-spouse not making a good faith effort to become self-sufficient
  • Your ex-spouse experiencing an increase in income sufficient to becoming self-supporting.

Our law firm stresses personal representation for each client that is tailored to his or her unique needs. As our client, you can count on working with a lawyer who will understand your financial situation and determine your best course for getting a positive outcome in your spousal support modification request.

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