Modifying Spousal Maintenance
Sometimes a person’s financial situation changes and they are hopeful that their level of spousal maintenance (alimony) can be modified in family law court. It’s important to keep in mind that modifying support is seldom a simple affair, because a prior order can’t be modified unless there has been a “substantial change” of circumstances.
Defining this “substantial change” can be difficult, even for experienced Tacoma spousal support modification lawyers. Obviously, a substantial change would be something life altering, the best example of which would be losing one’s job. Other life events could also fall into this category, so if you think you qualify under these conditions it would be wise to talk to one of our Tacoma family law attorneys about the specifics of your situation.
One thing is certain; if you do qualify you should talk to one of our Tacoma spousal support and alimony lawyers as soon as possible. This is especially true if you’ve recently been laid off, because alimony that accrues prior to filing a petition to modify the amount will still be owed even if the petition is ultimately successful. Waiting months to file a petition in family law court can end up costing you plenty in the long run, so don’t delay in contacting one of our Tacoma family law attorneys.Our Divorce Lawyers in Tacoma Offer a Free Case Evaluation
If you are curious whether your current order of maintenance can be modified, you can talk to one of our Tacoma spousal support modification attorneys via a free case evaluation. With decades of combined experience, our Tacoma family law attorneys will likely have a good idea whether you have a valid reason to modify a current order.
Best of all, our Tacoma spousal support modification lawyers offer this information with no risk or monetary obligation to you. You can ask questions and they will give you answers based on the law, and many years of real-world family law experience. After your free consultation you can decide whether you would like help from our Tacoma spousal support and alimony lawyers in taking the next step.
Whatever you do, don’t delay. If you’ve experienced a substantial change of circumstances then you need to allow the family law court to act on your behalf by protecting the financial future of you and your family. Our Tacoma family law lawyers can help. Contact us today and get the facts on alimony modifications and whether your situation is valid according to family law court.