Can Alimony Payments Be Modified?
If alimony has been awarded in your divorce, it is possible for the original order to be modified if there has been a change in circumstances for either spouse since the divorce was finalized. The court must approve all requests for alimony modifications, and the process can be quite complex. Be sure that you have an experienced Pensacola modification of alimony lawyer representing you from the start.
At the law firm of The Holman Law Firm, we represent spouses on both sides of alimony modification cases. Whether you are the paying spouse or the recipient, we can help you understand the circumstances that merit a request for modification and work to resolve the matter in a way that is most beneficial for you.
Grounds For An Alimony Modification
There can be a number of reasons that can provide grounds for seeking a modification, including the following:
- Change in income: If the paying spouse has received a significant increase in income, the recipient spouse can request an increase in alimony. Conversely, if the recipient spouse receives a pay increase, the paying spouse can request a decrease in alimony.
- Remarriage: If the recipient spouse remarries, the paying spouse can seek to have alimony terminated.
- Existence of a supportive relationship: Similar to remarriage, Florida law allows the paying spouse to seek the reduction or termination of alimony if it can be shown that the recipient spouse is in a supportive relationship.