Q: How can a party obtain a modification of a spousal support order?
A: California spousal support is considered final at the time of the dissolution of the marriage or divorce. California family law does allow for changes to spousal support when material changes to the factors used to determine the support payments occur. Modifications of spousal support are typically based on changes in income and, like child support changes, either spouse can request a modification to a spousal support order. Unlike modification of child support orders, though, modification of a final spousal support order requires a more detailed analysis of the changed circumstances leading to the requested modification.
Whether you are the spouse making support payments (obligor spouse) or the spouse receiving payments (the recipient spouse), Brian Kramer is experienced in such matters and can assist you in obtaining a modification in line with your current financial circumstances.
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