Orange County Modification of a Spousal Support Order after Your Divorce
During a divorce settlement, spousal support, or alimony, is determined, and a spousal support order is put into effect. Legal orders for spousal support can be legally enforced as long as they are valid.
But what happens when circumstances change and you can no longer afford to pay your spousal support payments? What happens if your circumstances change and your monthly check is not high enough? Or what if you are paying alimony to a former spouse who no longer requires additional income?
Spousal Support Orders in Orange County
In California, when a married couple legally separates or divorces, one party may be legally obligated to pay a specified amount of money to the other each month. This is called spousal support, or alimony. There are two circumstances under which a spousal support order can be granted:
• When a couple obtains a legal separation, a divorce, or an annulment; or
• When one spouse acquires a domestic violence restraining order against the other.