Because sometimes, ”˜til death do us part’ is not an option.
After nearly 20 years as private investigators, we at Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. understand that divorce is an unfortunate part of life.
Feelings; finances; infidelity; abuse; incompatibility; irreconcilable differences. – there are many valid reasons why circumstances can change within a marriage.
Fluctuating income; illness or disability; new relationships; changes to the cost of living – there are just as many valid reasons why circumstances can change after a marriage is over.
Payments are ordered for a reason.
Alimony or spousal maintenance is intended to avoid an unfair economic burden on the non-working or lower-wage-earning spouse. Depending on the terms of the divorce agreement, this payment may be finite, intended to help the recipient get back on their feet. Or it may be open-ended, meant to ensure that the recipient can maintain their established standard of living.
Payment amounts and duration are influenced by many factors and often rely on the financial situation of both parties at the time the divorce is granted.
But what happens when economic situations change?
Most people’s income fluctuates over a lifetime. Recognizing that, the courts grant either spouse the right to apply for a modification of support based on significant changes in either parties’ circumstances.
You may be able to decrease or eliminate spousal maintenance/alimony if you can prove the recipient’s financial circumstances have sufficiently improved due to:
- Remarriage or cohabitation
- Raise in income due to new job or promotion
- A significant increase in personal net worth
You may be able to increase or sustain spousal maintenance/alimony if you can prove the payer’s financial circumstances have sufficiently improved due to:
- New or higher-paying job
- Financial windfall
- Cost of living decrease
- Change in alimony laws
In either case, the burden of proof is on you. But we can help!
Our Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Investigative services are designed to provide the concrete evidence required to prove that there is sufficient reason for the courts to grant a modification request.
Conversely, providing the courts with concrete evidence refuting claims made in a modification request could be the difference between losing or maintaining economic support you need and are entitled to.
Do you have access to your ex-spouse’s economic information?
As professional investigators, we know from experience that money can take many forms, but it always leaves a trail behind. We take pride in providing thorough and reliable asset searches related to bank accounts, bankruptcy, investments, tangible and intangible assets, and more.
Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. provides thorough and reliable background checks, surveillance, and investigations in Georgia and New York. Founded by a retired NYPD detective with more than 21 years of service, our investigators have been discreetly and successfully conducting domestic, spousal maintenance and alimony investigations for over 15 years.
Your rights are worth protecting!
Living through a divorce is hard enough. Why compound the pain by living with spousal support orders that fail to fairly meet your needs?
If you feel you have grounds to apply for a spousal support modification, or if your ex-spouse is petitioning the court to alter your agreement, contact us today for a free consultation.