There are 4 main steps to take to reduce spousal support or alimony payments in California. The process can be complex and confusing so it’s best to have an experienced attorney on your side.
The first step is to examine and understand the current order. Next, you should identify the change of circumstances that has occurred since the order. This can include losing your job, a reduction in your income, a change in lifestyle of financial status of you or your ex-spouse, or your ex-spouse cohabiting with someone their intimately involved with. The next step is to gather the evidence necessary to show that a material change of circumstances has occurred. Your attorney can help you determine what evidence will be required.
After all this has occurred, the final step is for your attorney to draft and submit a modification and reduction of spousal support request.