Motion to Modify Spousal Maintenance
If you wish to modify a spousal maintenance order, a motion must be made to the court. Our Minnesota spousal maintenance modification lawyers can help.
The court may modify an order for spousal maintenance if there has been a substantial change in circumstances, which makes the existing spousal maintenance award unreasonable or unfair. Common reasons for a modification of spousal maintenance include:
- Substantially increased or decreased gross income of an obligee or obligor;
- Substantially increased or decreased needs of an obligee or obligor;
- Receipt of public assistance;
- Change in health status;
- Change in the cost of living; or
- Extraordinary medical expenses.
The person seeking the modification has the burden of proving that the maintenance order should be modified. A request for modification may only be made retroactive the date the motion for modification is served.
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