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Washington Court Finds Decision Not to Retire Is Substantial Change Supporting Modification of Spousal Maintenance

Once a Washington divorce decree is issued, a maintenance award can only be modified by the court when the party seeking the modification shows a substantial change in circumstances.  A fact unknown to the trial court or an unanticipated fact … Continue reading

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Spousal Support: A Tale Of Two Motions

When a couple gets divorced, there may be an obligation for one party to pay the other spousal support. However, that obligation, including the length support is payable as well as the amount payable, are subject to change if there … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Spousal Support

Spousal support, or alimony, is intended to make sure one spouse – usually the non-working or lower-earning spouse – is not unfairly impacted financially as a result of divorce. Although it is an important part of the divorce terms, spousal … Continue reading

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Disability Finding Not Grounds For Modification of Washington Spousal Maintenance

Following a Washington final divorce decree, a maintenance award, also known as spousal support, may only be modified if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the decree.  The change has to be something that was not within … Continue reading

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Husband Promises Spousal Support For Life, But Retirement Causes Him To Reconsider

After 30 years, it might be safe to assume that a divorce is well in the former couple’s rearview mirror. However, life is full of change, and those changes can sometimes have an impact on agreements made during a separation … Continue reading

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