Legal Question in Family Law in California

Ive been divorced since 2007 and was mandated by the judge to pay alimony. My question is how long do I have to pay alimony or how can I reduce the amount I pay due to a reduction in my income since the divorce?

Asked on 8/21/13, 11:05 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Gary R. White Burton & White

Spousal support, which does not have a termination date in the judgment, is payable until modified by court order, absent agreement or death of a party. You need to return to court and seek a modification of spousal support based upon changed circumstances. Consulting with an attorney might be worthwhile.

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Answered on 8/21/13, 11:41 am

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

You should look at the terms of the order. Unless they specify a termination date, then the answer by Mr. White is correct.

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Answered on 8/21/13, 9:12 pm

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