Mediation when you wish to Modify an Existing Spousal Support Order is fast, comprehensive, economical and most of all preserves respect and collaboration for the Co-Parenting to come. There may be a specific key issue or issues that need addressing or due to typical changes in circumstances over the years the Spousal Support Order needs updating to match the current situation. There may be past due amounts (Arrearages) and a plan needs to be developed to get the back spousal support caught up, that is reasonable to both parties. Changes in Income, Earning Ability, Financial Responsibilities, Industry Changes, Changes in Careers/Employers, etc. from either Party may impact Spousal Maintenance. Sometimes Spousal Maintenance should be terminated before it’s original term ends and the Mediator can help with the financial and legal transition to ending a Spousal Maintenance Order.
The Mediator will lay out the path to achieve all of these important concerns and all while maintaining efficiency with time and money.
The rough process is as follows:
The Mediator will guide the parties through each step in detail, supporting them fully, and keep the parties on track overall.
Review Changes to:
Income of the Parties
Arrearages/Back Spousal Support