Alimony Modification Lawyers
Although there is a certain amount of permanence in court-ordered alimony payments, it is possible for either party to request a change in that arrangement if their circumstances should change. For those paying, this can come about due to overwhelming expenses outside their alimony obligations, making each payment more difficult than the last. For those receiving, alimony payments may not cover the same expenses that they used to, and an increase is necessary to keep up their lifestyle.
For more information regarding your options or for help modifying alimony, contact the Georgetown alimony modification lawyers of KennonLegal Ltd. LLP, today at 512-931-3726.
Essentially, there are two options for modifying alimony, which may include cancelling the payments altogether. These two modifications are:
In order for a change to affect alimony payment values, those filing for modifications must have a valid reason to present to the court. These may include the standard grounds for dropping alimony entirely. The following are how alimony orders can be canceled:
- The death of the receiving spouse
- The receiving spouse remarrying
- In some jurisdictions, the receiving spouse cohabiting
- The paying spouse sustaining a permanent disability
In certain jurisdictions, alimony payments may be more or less fluid. With the success of some alimony modification reform movements, what is known as permanent alimony is actually set up according to a time frame, giving a spouse a limited amount of time before their alimony runs out.
If you are receiving or have been ordered to pay alimony and wish to alter the current amount due to changing circumstances, contact the Georgetown modifying alimony attorneys of KennonLegal Ltd. LLP, by calling 512-931-3726 today.