Yes, reducing spousal support payments is possible. In any New York divorce proceeding resolved after 2010 the payer of child support may apply for a reduction in support if his or her income is reduced by 15% or more, or three years have elapsed since the payments began. Or there’s a substantial change in circumstances that occur such as a disability of the payer spouse. With respect to spousal maintenance, the payer may apply for a reduction of support if a substantial change of circumstances exists or if the spouse gets a higher paying job, or inherits a large sum of money or something similar which would dissipate the need for support.
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