Can You Modify Your Spousal Support Agreement?
Are you no longer able to afford the spousal support payments that you agreed to as part of your divorce settlement? If so, don’t worry, because there is a chance that you may be able to adjust the spousal support that you agreed on - but you have to act quickly.
Common Reasons For Modifying Spousal Support Payments
There are many reasons why spousal support payments may need to be modified. Some common reasons include:
a change in financial circumstances for either spouse
a change in living arrangements (such as one spouse moving out of the family home)
a change in the needs of either spouse
a change in the health of either spouse
the remarriage or cohabitation of either spouse.
If you are experiencing any of these changes, you should speak to a family law attorney to find out if you can modify your spousal support agreement.
How to Modify Your Current Agreement
If you and your spouse have an agreement regarding spousal support, you may need to modify the agreement if your circumstances change. To do so, you will need to file a petition with the court. Either party may request a modification of the spousal support order by filing a petition with the court.
If you and your spouse can reach a new agreement on spousal support, you can submit it to the court for approval. If you cannot reach an agreement, the court will decide whether to modify the existing agreement based on the changed circumstances.
When it comes to modifying your spousal support, it is best to seek the guidance of a family law attorney. They can help request a modification that better reflects your financial situation and that fits your budget.
Whenever you have any questions about modifying your spousal support agreement, give us a call at Meason Law Office. If you need an experienced family law attorney to handle matters related to divorce, paternity, child support, and more, we can help.
Marty Meason is a divorce attorney, family law attorney, criminal defense attorney, estate planning attorney, child support attorney, and DUI attorney serving Washington, Nowata, Osage, and Rogers counties. Whether you live in Pawhuska, Claremore, Bartlesville, Nowata, Collinsville, Dewey, Ramona, Ochelata, or another nearby city, we can help you get justice! Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
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