Q: How do i get my spousal support increased?
Since our divorce both my ex and myself have moved from california. it's been two years since our divorce was final. he now owns two successful companies and i, on the other hand, have not been able to find employment. one the 150.00 per month support, i can't afford legal representation. what are my options?
A: You will have to look at your divorce judgment documents. It should specify if the support is a fixed amount or under what conditions you may request additional support. Under standard language, the support is modifiable upon a showing of a change in circumstances. Often, however, the language included references that the support is sufficient to meet the marital standard of living and that no increase in the payers income will warrant a substantial change in circumstances such that it would be a basis for an increase in the support amount. You need to read you judgment.
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