Modifications of alimony generally require:
(1) a substantial change of circumstances;
(2) that was not contemplated at the time of the final judgment; and
(3) that is sufficient, material, involuntary, and permanent in nature.
An award of permanent periodic alimony generally is subject to modification if a substantial, permanent, involuntary, and unanticipated change of circumstances occurs.
Not all changes in circumstances, however, will support a modification of alimony. For example, the clean hands doctrine prevents a court from relieving a former spouse of his or her obligation to pay alimony to the other spouse when the decrease in the former spouse’s financial ability to pay has been brought about by his or her voluntary acts.
Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 30 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.
Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.
To schedule an alimony consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.
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