A significant change in circumstances could lead to the need to modify a court order regarding the amount of spousal support, either to a higher or lower amount. The issues of concern include the needs of the dependent spouse, the ability of that spouse to meet these needs through his or her own efforts and employment income, and the standard of living that was enjoyed during the term of the marriage. Any change in a spousal support amount ordered by the court requires that a significant change in circumstances has taken place, and that this change was involuntary.
These changes may include the following and more:
- Loss of employment
- Reduction in pay / increase in pay
- Unexpected boost in income
- Health complications or additional expenses
As the person requesting the modification carries the burden of proving the substantial changes in circumstances, it is extremely important that you have legal representation to assist you in this matter.
You can reach an East Brunswick spousal support lawyer at (866) 760-6430.
Legal Counsel for Support Modifications
At my firm, the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, I have 19 years of experience to bring to the table, and formerly served as a litigator in difficult civil cases, defending several Fortune 500 companies. I am very aware of what it will take to get a spousal support order modified and can discuss your situation with you immediately. The skills of your East Brunswick family lawyer can be the most important factor in the outcome of your request for a modification. I urge you to contact my firm for help in this important matter.
There are various points that the court will evaluate in making a decision regarding a modification to spousal support payments. These include any increase in the cost of living, a substantial change in the income of the individual order to pay support, any illness or disability that has occurred since the order was issued, the loss of a home or apartment, matters related to a dependent spouse now sharing a home with another, or the dependent spouse is now employed.
Call my firm for assistance with alimony modifications. I know the court system and how to achieve a positive outcome in a request for a spousal support modification. Call (866) 760-6430 today.
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