When the former spouse you are supporting with alimony payments gets remarried or even begins living with a new partner, you stand a good chance of getting your alimony payments reduced. That’s because you can make the argument that your former spouse no longer needs to rely on your income alone when it comes to providing housing, food and other basic necessities. If you can prove that your former spouse has begun making more money, you can also appeal to have your alimony payments reduced. Perhaps he or she had not been working at all at the time your support payments were calculated, and now that spouse has a full time job. You shouldn’t have to continue paying at the same level.Contact an attorney if you have questions about your alimony payments. You should never just start paying less on your own. You’ll need a court modification in order to do that, and the best way to present your case favorably to a judge. A lawyer can help you make your case and present the documentation that will prove it.
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