If I’m divorced and am paying child/spousal support, how do I get the support changed if both my ex and I aremoving to 2 other states?

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If I’m divorced and am paying child/spousal support, how do I get the support changed if both my ex and I aremoving to 2 other states?

How do I get the support changed since the cost of living is lower and she now has a job?

Asked on March 1, 2013 under Family Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to go to court--the support can only be changed if a judge, after a hearing or trial, orders it to be changed. A judge may do this, based on the changing circumstances (e.g. she is now working; lower cost of living), but it is an uphill battle to get support lowered. You are advised to retain a family/divorce law attorney to help you.


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