Modification of Alimony
Need to Change Your Current Alimony Agreement?
When spouses get a divorce, the court may choose to order one spouse to pay what is known as alimony, or spousal support. This is especially important when one spouse was more dependent on the other, as it can give them time to regain their footing and become self-dependent.
The amount and duration the support will be provided will vary depending on a number of different factors. If any of these factors drastically change, there may be grounds for a modification of the alimony payments. This can include anything from one spouse getting remarried to the other increasing their salary at work.
If you need help modifying any of the following, reach out to our firm:
As circumstances change, so should the agreements settled upon in a divorce. The Tampa divorce lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks are more than prepared to assist you during this time. We can help you assess your situation and determine if a modification of your alimony agreement is possible.
Ready to learn more? Give us a call today at (813) 756-1871.
What Qualifies as a Substantial Change in Circumstance?
Keep in mind, not all life changes will merit a modification to your alimony. If you aren’t sure about your circumstances, speaking with a qualified alimony attorney can make all the difference. The legal team at our firm can use our 135+ years’ collective experience to guide you through this process.
Some examples of situations that may allow for modification:
- The loss of a Job or acceptance of a new one
- Sizeable decrease or increase in income
- A new source of income for the recipient
- There is an increase in the cost of living
- The recipient remarries or cohabitates with another
- There is a financial or medical emergency
Two of the attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks co-authored the chapter on alimony that can be found in the Dissolution of Marriage Manual provided by the Florida Bar to its member. This just further demonstrates how qualified we are to assist you during this trying time.
Tampa Divorce Lawyers Here to Help—Call (813) 756-1871.
Our Tampa divorce attorneys understand that your life can be dependent on the amount of alimony ordered in your agreement. We also understand that circumstances can change and sometimes a spouse can no longer meet those payments. Whatever your situation, we are here to help you secure a modification.
Call Givens Givens Sparks today about your alimony modification in Florida.