In a time of tenuous and constantly changing financial situations, very few ex-spouses or partners have support orders that do not need to be changed at some point or another. With this in mind, lawmakers developed methods to modify these agreements by demonstrating a "change in circumstances" for permanent support orders. What this means is that in order to modify a support order, an ex-spouse must provide evidence that something significant has changed since their support order was signed.
So what does a "significant change in circumstances" mean? Courts have dictated that some changes appropriate for modification of support include; a significant drop in income, failure to make a good faith effort toward being self-supporting, a serious change in health that effects ability to generate income, or the ex-spouse remarries.
Once ex-spouses or domestic partners reach an agreement for the amount of spousal or partner support, they must have it written up and signed by a Judge. If spouses, cannot agree, a petition or motion must be made to the Judge to modify the order. When this petition is made, the petitioner must provide all the appropriate evidence showing why the petitioner is requesting modification.
Individual circumstances and facts vary from case to case. Nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice. Any and all questions about divorce, support or family law should be directed to a qualified and experienced family law attorney.About Coronado, California:
Coronado is a highly desirable community that sits close to downtown San Diego on a peninsula. Many tourists seek out Coronado for its wide variety of entertainment options. Coronado is well known for its beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, wonderful shops, and great theaters. However, if you are looking to relocate to the picturesque community, you should know that Coronado is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. Many visitors without the cash flow to move to Coronado drive into the gorgeous beach community for the day or vacation visits instead.
For their legal needs, Coronado residents can use courthouses in Downtown San Diego. Legal facilities include the Family Court on Sixth Avenue and the Madge Bradley Building on Fourth Avenue. Contact these courthouses directly more information on services and hours of operation.About Doppelt & Forney, APLC:
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