Did you go through a divorce in the past? Were you ordered by the court to pay your former spouse alimony? If you find yourself paying spousal support every month, you may soon realize that things need to change in the future.
There are several reasons why an alimony agreement can be modified or terminated. If you're aware of these, it may be possible to improve your situation in the future.
Many years ago, an individual who remarried would no longer receive alimony payments from an ex-spouse. While this is still true, things have changed a bit. Now, if the person is involved in a supportive relationship, even if they aren't married, it can lead to the end of alimony payments.
Moving on, if your financial situation has changed for any reason, such as losing your job, you can request an alimony reduction. Also, if you're closing in on retirement age, this is something to think about in great detail. Once you retire for good, it's easier to modify or terminate alimony.
As you can imagine, there is a lot that goes into fighting for the reduction or termination of an alimony agreement.
At our law firm, we've helped many people reduce their alimony obligation or eliminate it altogether. By taking the right steps at the right time, you'll find it easier to get the outcome you're seeking.
If you have any reason to believe that you shouldn't be paying as much alimony, don't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. You can learn more by visiting the alimony pages of our website.