Boulder Maintenance Modification Lawyer
The financial circumstances of ex-spouses undoubtedly change. These changes include loss of employment, retirement, obtaining an advanced degree, increase in earning capacity or income, and changes to the physical or mental health. These changes can impact both the right to receive maintenance and the obligation to pay maintenance.
Changed Circumstances Supporting Maintenance Modification
Unless parties have specifically agreed otherwise, any provision regarding maintenance, including both the amount and the duration, may be modified. A party seeking to modify a maintenance award must show a changed in circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the existing maintenance obligation unfair.
Thus, when confronted with a change in circumstances, a party contemplating how that change impacts their right to maintenance or their obligation to pay maintenance must determine: whether their maintenance is modifiable; whether the change is substantial; whether the change is continuing; whether the change makes the existing maintenance obligation unfair; and what a fair maintenance award would be in light of the change.
Meet with an Experienced Boulder Maintenance Modification Attorney
I have worked successfully with client’s seeking to increase the amount and duration of maintenance and client’s seeking to decrease or terminate their maintenance obligation. If you have experienced a change in circumstances, or if you believe your ex-spouse’s circumstances have changed, call 303-872-8041 or email me today to discuss whether you are entitled to a modification of maintenance.