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Modifying Spousal Support

Modifying Spousal Support

Learn about the changed circumstances standard as it relates to modifying a spousal support order, as well as the procedural considerations involved in such modifications.


This clip will examine the modification of existing spousal support orders. We will begin by learning about the changed circumstances standard applied by courts when determining whether to modify a spousal support order. Similar to the modification of child support orders, a spouse who is moving to have a spousal support order modified carries the burden of convincing the court that a change in circumstances, that took place subsequent to the original spousal support or and that was...