Fort Lauderdale Decreasing Alimony Lawyers
Alimony is usually established at the time of a final divorce decree in Florida. The court that determines the amount, type and duration of alimony considers the current circumstances of both spouses at the time of the initial spousal support order and sets the amount of the alimony payments accordingly.
Over the course of time, the paying ex-spouse’s circumstances may change, rendering him or her unable to afford the existing level of alimony payments. If this describes your situation, contact the Fort Lauderdale decreasing alimony lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., at 954-580-8080 to learn about your options.
How to Decrease Alimony
Much like increasing alimony, decreasing alimony requires one or both of the involved ex-spouses to have a significant change in circumstances. Paying ex-spouses cannot successfully petition for decreasing alimony payments without this substantial change in circumstances.
The type of change in circumstances that may provide a basis for modification or termination of alimony may include:
- A decrease in the paying spouse’s income
- An increase in the paid spouse’s income
- The degree in self-sufficiency of the supported spouse
- The paid spouse cohabiting with another person
When the spouse receiving alimony payments no longer needs the payments, the paying spouse may petition to have alimony decreased or eliminated altogether. It is also important to keep in mind that alimony automatically stops if the paid spouse gets remarried.
Individuals wishing to learn more about decreasing alimony should discuss their options with a Fort Lauderdale decreasing alimony lawyer.
The Fort Lauderdale decreasing alimony attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. may be able to help you if you want to decrease the alimony that you pay to a former spouse so contact us today at 954-580-8080 for more information.
Our experienced and dedicated alimony decreasing lawyers provide legal representation in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County as well as Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Weston and all surrounding areas including smaller incorporated and unincorporated areas. We will analyze your situation so that we can provide the legal advice and guidance you need to make your divorce a start to a positive new beginning, please contact us today by calling 954-580-8080.