There’s always that question: are you really retiring or are you going to be doing something else that’s less stressful or working part-time? That will be something that’s taken into consideration. If there’s still some sort of award of spousal support, the spouse could come back later and say he was going to retire fully but now he decided to get a part-time job and wants spousal support to go up. That could be considered a reason to modify.
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.