Modification of Spousal Support
Modifying Spousal Support Orders in California
A California Spousal Support Award can be modified based on a material change of circumstances since the entry of the initial order. The purpose of spousal support, or alimony, is to provide support reasonably necessary for the receiving spouse to become financially self-sufficient. If facts can be shown that the party receiving spousal support no longer needs spousal support to be financially self-sufficient, this can constitute grounds to modify or even terminate spousal support.
Spousal support always terminates upon the remarriage of the supported spouse. Other reasons that would justify a modification of a spousal support order would be:
1facts showing that the supported spouse is cohabiting with a significant other;
2proof that the supported spouse is not making sufficient efforts to become self-supporting; or
3retirement of the supporting spouse at age 65 or older.
Any of these factors may, if proven, justify a modification or, or perhaps even a termination of, an order to pay spousal support.
Jonathan Chance at JC Law Offices knows the importance of these issues and how to file the appropriate motions and make the necessary arguments to the court to help you obtain your requested modification of a family court order. He is a highly-qualified Family Law/Divorce attorney who has experience in developing creative, aggressive and winning strategies. Attorney Jonathan Chance will thoroughly examine your situation and advise you how to best proceed in your modification of family law court orders.
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