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Modifying Alimony? Ask a Colorado Springs Divorce Lawyer

Friday, 06 August 2010

blog-logoEven though divorce is final, there are some adjustments that can be made to the court orders that go along with it.  One of these is spousal support, or alimony.  If you are looking to make a change in your alimony or spousal support, certain circumstances must be met, and it is important to know these before moving forward with a petition.  While in Colorado Springs alimony modification is one of the most common petitions filed, the law can be quite complex.  For this reason, it is important to work with a well-qualified Colorado Springs divorce lawyer. 

A Colorado Springs divorce lawyer can guide you through the paperwork involved and present your case in family court.  Remember, your ex-spouse will most likely have his or her own divorce lawyer so you would be at a tremendous disadvantage without one. 


As an overview, the conditions for modifying alimony are as follows.  First, there must be a change in circumstances that affects one’s ability to pay.  Secondly, the change must be permanent or ongoing.  It is important to remember that any changes made to alimony are only effective as of the court date.  A court’s ruling will never affect payments that have already been made. 

Even if you and your ex-spouse have a pleasant and amicable post-divorce relationship, most alimony petitions are rigorously contested.  This is why it is crucial to obtain representation from a qualified and experienced Colorado Springs divorce lawyer.  Without one, your case may not stand up in court.

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