If the spouse receiving spousal support gets a job, could their support be decreased or even eliminated?

By Laura Schantz
February 23, 2017
If the spouse receiving spousal support gets a job, could their support be decreased or even eliminated?

Oftentimes when a spouse is paying spousal support, it is planned that the spouse receiving support will go back to work. That's something that's usually foreseen, that everyone expected. Just the fact that she got a job or is making some decent money, that typically was expected. It's when that person gets the really great job, is making way more money than was expected, and is just doing really well and is able to be fully self-sufficient, in that case, yes, that would be a reason to request a modification of spousal support.


Laura Schantz is a family law attorney and mediator practicing in Beaverton, Oregon. To learn more about Laura Schantz and her firm, Schantz Law P.C., visit www.oregondivorceattorney.com.

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