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How can I lower my alimony obligations?

| Nov 30, 2018 | Alimony

After a divorce has been finalized in the state of Rhode Island, it is often the case that alimony is awarded to one of the divorcing spouses. This means that one party will need to make payments to the other former spouse for a certain amount of time. These arrangements are rarely permanent, and they are usually seen as a way to help the transition of the divorce become smoother from a financial perspective.

If you have been paying alimony to your ex-spouse for some time and you believe that the payments are no longer fair given the situation, you may hold this belief because of a change in circumstances. In this case, you may want to learn more about the law when it comes to alimony modification.

Can I reduce my alimony payments?

In the state of Rhode Island, it may be possible to reduce your alimony repayments if you request a review of the situation. However, in order to be successful in this review, you should be able to show how the situation has changed since the initial ruling.

What types of changes to my circumstances could be important?

If you have recently lost your job or are otherwise struggling financially, you may be able to show that the alimony repayments are no longer fair. Additionally, if your former spouse got married or gained employment, this might also be a good time for you to request a review.

If you want to lower your alimony repayments in Rhode Island, you should take some time to understand how the law works. That’s the best way to determine if you should ask the court for a review.