Can the Amount of Alimony in My Case be Modified?
Posted By Posted by Christian Givens on Mar 12, 2010 12:18pm PST || Mar 12, 2010The Florida divorce laws allow for modifications of alimony in certain cases. If you have been ordered to pay or receive permanent alimony, and your final circumstances or those of your ex-spouse have substantially changed, the court may modify the amount of alimony in your case.
If you feel that a modification of alimony might be appropriate, you have a choice where you file your motion to modify alimony. You can file a motion to modify alimony in either the circuit court of the circuit in which either you or your ex-spouse resided at the date of the execution of your original agreement, or in which the original alimony order was rendered, or where either of you currently reside.
If it has been a few years since alimony was originally ordered in your case, chances are you may not know the amount of income your ex-spouse currently earns. The rules of Florida family law courts provide that your ex-spouse must complete a new financial affidavit if you request a modification of your current support amount. If you have reason to believe that either your circumstances or those of your ex-spouse have substantially changed, and a modification of alimony might be appropriate, contact an expert Florida alimony attorney to discuss your case.