Spousal Support Modification
What is a spousal support modification?
Who can qualify for a support modification?
Because of how important the child support payments are, modification most often requires the filing parent to show a significant change in circumstances.
For the paying parent, this commonly takes the form of a drop in income, frequently due to the loss of a job.
The receiving ex-spouse can seek an adjustment if the payer’s income has risen substantially.
Conversely, the payer may be able to seek to reduce or terminate spousal support if the ex-spouse has remarried or achieved financial independence.
** On January 1st, 2019 the new tax plan came into effect and removed the spousal support deduction, so any modification will be subject to the new tax code. **
Read about changes to spousal support here: New Tax Plan & Divorce