Can Spousal Support be Modified Post-Decree in North County

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

We are often asked if spousal support can be modified after divorce orders are issued in North County. The answer is “yes” as long as there is a valid reason for the Court to consider your case and issue the orders.
What the Court is looking for from a legal perspective is called a substantial change in the “Status Quo.” In other words, “What has significantly changed which warrants a change in spousal support?”
One example could be the remarriage of the party receiving spousal support. In many cases parties will simply live with one another in order to preserve incoming spousal support. The experienced post-decree modification attorneys at Burke and Domercq have decades of experience in these cases. We may be able to demonstrate that while the parties have not legally married, their present living conditions have had a significant and positive economic impact on the party receiving spousal support which deserves the Court’s review and ultimately orders to reduce the spousal support itself.
Changes in the status quo include substantial increases or decreases in income for either of the parties, a substantial financial windfall such as commissions or a lottery win, or the loss of a job.
These matters are actually legally quite complex. If you would like to seek modification of spousal support orders we invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our seasoned post decree modification lawyers.