By Rebecca Ripley
Baltimore Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell
Generally, the answer as to whether or not a person can seek a modification of alimony can be found in the order that originally granted alimony.
The order should state whether or not the amount of alimony is "modifiable." If the order awarded non-modifiable support, unfortunately, it usually is non-modifiable unless a state statute requires something in addition to that language.
Some awards of alimony are for a specific amount for a limited duration and are not typically modifiable. Sometimes alimony is ordered to be paid until one of several events occurs.