Temecula Spousal Support/Alimony Attorney
How to Lower Spousal Support
The original terms of spousal support or alimony that were worked out in your Temecula divorce may no longer work for you. If you need to lower spousal support due to job loss, the remarriage of the receiving spouse, demotion or a similarly significant change in circumstances, it is important to talk to an attorney experienced with post judgment modifications. It may be possible to lower the spousal support payment you are currently required to pay, but you will need to pursue this correctly to have the best opportunity at a modification.
We recommend that you act now to speak with a Temecula alimony lawyer to discuss lowering spousal support. The wrong thing to do is stop paying support, as legal action may be taken against you in these situations (wage garnishment, repossession, being held in contempt of court, etc.) if you fail to pay spousal support when there is a court order in place. It is possible that you may be paying too much spousal support or that it is time to terminate spousal support payments altogether. An attorney can advise you on your rights in this matter and can review your particular situation to determine the worth of your case.
What a Lawyer Can Do
To assist you in lowering spousal support, a lawyer may be able to take your case back to the court, where a fair calculation of alimony can be determined. The laws change, your income may have changed and your spouse's situation may have also changed dramatically. A review of your spousal support arrangement may reveal that you are paying too much alimony or that it is time for payments to cease.
Find out more about how you can lower spousal support by contacting our offices and talking to a Temecula spousal support attorney about your case.