May 28, 2020

How to Change an Alimony Order in California

Have you had a change of circumstances that might qualify you to change your alimony order? If so, you’d be wise to learn how to change an alimony order in California.

Making changes to spousal support payments is not always an easy thing to do. If you need help handling your spousal support case, contact an attorney with the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock today.

Below, we discuss the basic steps to changing your California alimony order.

The Steps to Changing Spousal Support Payments

If you would like to make a change to your spousal support payments, you will first need to show that there was some change in your situation that necessitates this modification. Many situations could lead to this change, particularly if the situation has made it so you can no longer make the payments or no longer need to receive them.

The basic steps to making changes to an alimony order in California are as follows:

  • Complete all the forms that relate to your case.
  • Have your lawyer go over all of your forms to ensure that everything was completed correctly.
  • File all of your forms with the court clerk.
  • Receive a court date.
  • Serve the papers on your former spouse or domestic partner.
  • Attend the court hearing where you will discuss your alimony case.

Finally, the judge will decide whether to modify your spousal support agreement.

Those are the steps to making a change to an alimony order in court. It’s always helpful to have a lawyer help you make the best possible case in court, though.

Speak with a Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyer  

Now you have all the information on how to change an alimony order in California. Making these changes can be difficult and emotional, so reach out to a lawyer who can make things easier for you. Contact the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock by dialing 909-466-7661 or completing the online contact form at the bottom of this page.

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