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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
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When awarding alimony, the courts analyze the finances of each spouse and determine a fair payment amount. Although the payment amount may be fair at the time it was ordered, circumstances can change drastically, leaving one spouse in need of an increase or decrease in the amount of awarded.
If you are receiving or paying alimony and there has been a substantial change in your circumstances or income, you may be eligible for a modification of payments. It would be beneficial to consult with a Chester County divorce attorney who could give you informed legal advice throughout the process.
The knowledgeable family law attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices are well versed in all matters concerning alimony in Pennsylvania. They represent clients in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County, as well as clients in the greater Philadelphia region. Call (877) 529-2422 to schedule your informative initial consultation and learn more about your legal options
In many cases, the terms of alimony are not permanent or nonadjustable in Pennsylvania. If either spouse goes through a substantial change, he or she may be eligible for a modification. These modifications can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances that lead to the necessary modification.
If the spouse who is receiving the financial assistance has a significant increase in their income, the spouse paying alimony may request that his or her payments be decreased. Also, it is common for the paying spouse to be granted a reduction in payments if he or she suffers a substantial decrease in income.
As mentioned above, either the former husband or wife can have their payments modified. When seeking this process, the spouse must file a petition to the courts, requesting a hearing on the matter. The spouse who is requesting the alimony modification will then present his or her reason for the required modification in court.
Common reasons a spouse requests an alimony modification include:
If your financial stability is being drastically compromised due to the amount of alimony you are receiving or paying, contact the Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our team of family law attorneys will work around the clock to ensure that your case is presented in a manner that best protects your short-term and long-term interests.
Serving the communities of West Chester, Lancaster, Downingtown, Exton, Coatesville, King of Prussia, Plymouth Square, and Delco, among others, our attorneys always strive to provide the communication and counsel you critically need. Contact them today at (877) 529-2422 to schedule your free consultation.