Canton, Georgia Modifications Lawyers
Has a major change in circumstances affected your ability to pay alimony? Talk to a lawyer who can help you ask the court for a modification to the spousal support order.
Alimony Modification ∙ Change in Spousal Support
Canton 678.792.4908 ∙ Marietta 678.905.8781 ∙ Contact Us
At Abbott & Abbott, we help our clients understand their alimony obligations as well as their ability to ask the court for relief of those obligations when the facts warrant it.
- If your divorce settlement agreement states that alimony is non-modifiable, you will not be able to change your alimony payment no matter how much your circumstances or those of your ex-spouse may have changed.
- To modify your alimony obligation, the judge will require proof of a major change in your ability to pay. Did you lose your job or your ability to work? Have you suffered a catastrophic illness or injury?
- If you have questions about your alimony obligation, bring in your divorce decree and your lawyer will review it with you. Has your ability to pay changed substantially?
- Alimony is based on need as well as the ability to pay. Has your ex-spouse's need for alimony changed? Did your ex-spouse get married or get a high-paying job?
Do not make changes in your alimony payments unless the court approves the changes. Changing the payment without a court order can result in a contempt of court action.
Contact us for an appointment. Call our office in Marietta (678.905.8781) or Canton (678.792.4908), Georgia, for a free 30-minute consultation. We accept all major credit cards.