Alimony Modification Lawyer in Pittsburgh
Modifying Alimony & Spousal Support
Do you feel that you need to request a modification of the alimony order granted at the time of your divorce? Alimony awards are based primarily on financial need. In a divorce modification request, the court will grant or deny the request based on whether there has been an enduring substantial change in the circumstances of the requesting party.
What Are Substantial Changes?
There are many circumstances that can fit the criteria for a substantial change in circumstances, and these criteria can be interpreted in various ways. The death of either spouse will usually terminate an order to pay alimony, loss of employment or a radical change in remuneration, medical and mental disability affecting employment, cohabitation or remarriage of the supported spouse, are each events that could establish material changes in circumstances.
Any newly discovered assets or sources of income can be brought to the attention of the Court in order to modify an amount awarded or to disallow further payment going forward. Completing an educational course which then enables the supported spouse to obtain employment would substantially change the financial landscape.
Call a Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer (412) 563-5000
Life is unpredictable, and significant changes can occur at any time after a divorce. Because showing 'substantial change' has many possible interpretations, it is vital that you work with an attorney experienced in family law. At the Rosen Family Law Group, we have worked exclusively in family law for nearly 20 years in Allegheny County and the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. Our staff is dedicated to providing the professional counsel and personal attention to help you succeed.
Contact our office today to arrange a meeting with our Pittsburgh divorce attorney so we can assess your unique situation and provide the guidance you need.