Men’s Divorce Podcast: Factors Considered When Modifying Alimony


Each month, the Cordell & Cordell Men’s Divorce Podcast features an in-depth discussion on specific issues that affect men going through divorce.

On this month’s episode, Cordell & Cordell CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout is joined by attorneys Rachel Schmidt and Dylan Briggs to discuss the ins and outs of modifying alimony or spousal maintenance.

They discuss how alimony and maintenance is calculated (1:30); whether income can be imputed when determining alimony (3:10); the factors to consider when modifying alimony (6:50); what constitutes a “substantial change in circumstances” when modifying alimony (11:16); how child custody factors into alimony determinations (12:16); how alimony can affect your retirement (13:57); how to create self-modifying support orders at the start of the divorce process (15:20); what happens when the receiver of maintenance starts receiving social security payments (17:24); whether or not remarriage results in the termination or reduction of alimony (20:10); how to prove cohabitation for the purpose of reducing or terminating alimony (20:26); medical reasons that could result in a maintenance modification (22:15); how lifestyle choices can impact the court’s decisions regarding alimony (24:50); how to know when to file a motion to modify maintenance (28:09); what your ex needs to prove when asking for an increase in alimony (30:40); how to defend yourself when your ex is asking for an increase in alimony (32:52); the role expert witnesses can play in the modification process (33:53); and more.

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