Modification of Spousal Support
There are two phases where spousal support may be requested. The first is for temporary spousal support, and may be awarded in an effort to maintain the status quo during marriage. During this time, modification can be made at any time and for any reason. However, the court still maintains discretion to modify the prior order. The second type of modification is called a post judgment modification (after a permanent spousal support has been made). Here, the court will require a “material change in circumstances,” as discussed above, in order to modify the prior support order. Similarly to the modification of child support, what constitutes a material change in circumstances is fact intensive and is decided on a case-by-case basis.
The Family Law Attorneys at Rice & Rice are dedicated to helping parents obtain, modify, and enforce child support orders in order to fulfill the best interests of their children. Our firm has over 25 years of practice in the area of spousal support matters. We serve all of Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties. Please email us or call 951-683-2297 for a consultation.
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