How can I get a modification of alimony?
Atlanta, GA family law attorney Regina I. Edwards explains when and when not someone can modify alimony.
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Alimony modifications are actually quite tricky and it’s all dependent on your original order. In Georgia there are certain alimony orders that cannot be modified. If you agree to a lump sum you cannot modify your alimony regardless of what happens. That’s why when you’re going through the divorce it’s really important to talk to your attorney about what alimony provision is best for you because non-modifiable means non-modifiable. You cannot change it no matter how dire your circumstances are. If you do have an order that can be modified then you go to the next step, which is has your income decreased, has the receiving parent moved in with someone else, are they remarried. Those are factors that might affect a downward modification but first, you have to be eligible to modify your alimony. So you really need to make sure when you’re going through your divorce and if you’re agreeing to alimony that your alimony can be modified in the future if there’s some unforeseen circumstance.