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Alimony Modification

When you get married, you never really think about the possibility of divorce. On a day filled with so much happiness, it's hard to think about it not lasting forever. But divorce does happen, and that is okay.

Sometimes the best option for two people who are unhappy is to split up, which is a far better option than staying unhappy for the rest of their lives. With divorce comes certain things, such as splitting up possessions, making custody arrangements for children, and alimony.

Farther down the road, other things such as alimony modification may come up. For those who have divorced, it's important to know and understand what this is, and what is expected of both parties.

After a divorce, both former spouses move on with their lives. After a few years, either party may find themselves in need of alimony modification, either in the amount they pay, or the amount they receive.

A payee might lose his or her job unexpectedly, and request a reduction in spousal support. A receiver might finish college and get a good job, and no longer need a large amount of alimony.

There are many different reasons former spouses might request an spousal support change, although the process for getting one is going to be the same no matter the reason.

Alimony modification can happen in two ways. Former spouses who have maintained a friendly relationship might agree to a change without involving the court system.

Former couples who are able to this should be commended, but should also remember that feelings change. If you agree to an alimony modification with your former spouse, no matter how friendly the relationship, get the agreement signed by a judge.

This way, both parties are protected in the event that later on, someone decides not to abide by the terms agreed upon.

The second way changes in spousal support are made is through the court system. No matter who requests the alimony modification, the courts will generally look at the dependent spouse's needs, the dependent spouse's ability to contribute toward that need by his or her own means, and the supporting spouse's ability to maintain the dependent spouse.

Following this, the courts will then look at other factors such as any modification agreements that were present in the divorce agreement, as well as the duration of the marriage and other factors.

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When the marriage ends, many women look to cash in that insurance policy in the form of alimony. There are always things men can do to reduce or even eliminate alimony.

You can win alimony battles if you use a proven strategy and know how the game is played; often without going to court. With a good strategy, it's possible to negotiate your alimony down to zero!

If you'd like to discover how much you may owe in Alimony and how to reduce or even eliminate it. . . Click Here Now

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While divorce isn't always looked kindly upon in our society, it is something that happens, often for very good reasons on both sides.

The aftermath doesn't have to be unpleasant, and understanding changes in spousal support can be one way to make it as painless as possible.

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