3 Common Circumstances That Allow for a Modification of Spousal Support

What made sense for spousal support during your original divorce proceedings may not always hold true as time passes. There are certain circumstances where it makes sense to adjust the court documents and proceedings and draft new documentation that supports the change in familial and living conditions. It is important to work with an experienced attorney when modifying spousal support so that you are getting the best outcome for your unique situation.

Significant Changes

Adjusting spousal support is not a simple task. There have to be significant changes to the individual circumstances that prove the need for the modifications. Three of the most compelling circumstances that would allow for a modification of spousal support are:

  1. Job loss or gain with a decrease or increase of income

    Earning potential is not normally taken into account when originally pursuing divorce proceedings. When there is a job loss or gain with a significant decrease of increase of income, then it is logical to be able to adjust the spousal support.

  2. Illness or significant disability

    The unexpected nature of illness and disability could most definitely impact the ability to provide spousal support. These circumstances are reviewed by the court and the implication of the disorder or disability could dictate the modification. This goes hand in hand to having financial loss and no longer be able to afford the finances required to provide spousal support to an ex-spouse.

  3. Remarriage or adjustment of household

    The remarriage of one of the participants in spousal support could impact the amount of money that is expected to be remunerated. If the person that was receiving spousal support gets remarried and no longer has a financial need for the support to be maintained, it can be presented to the courts and attuned to each unique situation. Along with remarriage would be the adjustment of the household regarding the change in where children maintain primary residence.

 

Contact An Experienced Spousal Support Attorney

The Law Office of Gary J. Natale, P.C. will work closely with you to make sure that your own interests are fully protected during modifications of spousal support. If you feel that changes in your circumstances warrant a modification of your spousal support call attorney Gary Natale at (973) 324-9711 or contact him online to schedule an appointment today.