Family Law Attorney in Utah
Alimony Modification Specialized Representation Tailored to Your Goals

Alimony Modification Attorneys in Salt Lake County

Learn How to Adjust or Terminate Alimony Payments

Do you feel you’re paying more than your fair share in alimony? Are you looking to change the terms of your alimony agreement? Not sure how to navigate the legalities of the entire process?

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC in Draper, our Salt Lake County alimony modification attorneys understand the financial devastation caused by unbalanced payouts. We work to help clients understand their rights as they relate to monetary obligations for an ex-spouse.

Contact us online or call (801) 515-4133 to discuss your case during a consultation.

How Is Alimony Established?

Utah law allows either party to request alimony. The courts review each party’s financial situation and consider various factors when awarding alimony.

Courts might consider:

  • Any outstanding debts
  • Their earning capacity
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • If they have primary custody of any children
  • Whether one spouse helped pay for education expenses or skills training for the other party
  • Any fault contributing to the breakup of the marriage

Alimony is intended to help the other spouse support themselves after a divorce. Sometimes the courts order payments before completing the divorce process. Judges establish payments based on your earning capacity at the time.

Can Alimony Be Changed after Divorce?

You may end up in a situation where you’re not earning as much as before.

Life changes affecting your ability to pay alimony could include:

  • Battling a chronic illness
  • Receiving a critical injury affecting your ability to work
  • Having your salary reduced at your job
  • Being terminated from your place of employment
  • Retiring from your job

Any of the above would be grounds for modifying alimony in Utah. Our Salt Lake County alimony modification lawyers can walk you through the process of gathering the paperwork needed to prove your case.

Sometimes it’s the spouse receiving benefits who see a change in their lifestyle. That could include:

  • Living with a new partner
  • Taking a job paying them more money
  • Receiving some sort of inheritance

Terminating Alimony Payments

Alimony can be terminated when an ex-partner remarries or passes away. Your financial responsibility also ends if they start living with someone else.

Don’t just stop paying alimony if you realize a spouse has moved in with another person. You still need to go before a judge and show them evidence of this. The same goes for any other changes in your former partner’s financial situation.

Work with an Attorney to Modify or Terminate Alimony

You risk being penalized by the courts if you stop payments on your own without going through the right channels. It helps to get solid legal advice from an alimony modification attorney in Salt Lake County or Utah County when you’re looking to modify or terminate support payments.

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, we know what the courts expect when it comes to evidence. Some situations require you to make your case by a given deadline. We’ll make sure you get everything you need in front of your judge on time.

Contact us online or call (801) 515-4133 to request a consultation.


Real Clients. Real Results. 
  • Gavin S.

    Eric did an awesome job.

  • Mallory H.

    I would definitely refer them to others for any legal needs!

  • Amy Lee

    He is very prompt with his responses to emails and phone calls which makes the process less stressful.

  • Dalisa

    This was all so stress free. I’m extremely great full for Preston and his staff for putting forth all the time to help me out!

  • Bart

    Highly recommend Eric and Preston without reservation. Their fees are more than reasonable and their service more than expected.

  • Nicolle G.

    I have had an absolutely positive experience through and through with them. They’re professional, empathetic, and ethical. I wish ...

  • Thomas M.

    He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood.

  • Jared H.

    All issues were handled in a very timely and transparent manner.

  • Bethany

    He and his office were conscientious about my financial needs and made sure I knew when charges were going to be made, so it ...

  • Logan

    I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and would definitely recommend Eric to anyone looking for a fantastic lawyer and a ...

  • Sean K.

    Working with Eric was a breeze. He addressed my concerns and laid out several options that were unique to my situation.

  • Robin S.

    If it wasn't for Eric and Preston, I wouldn't have gotten custody of my 2 children.

Meet Our Team

Professional. Confident. Approachable.
  • Eric M. Swinyard Photo
    Eric M. Swinyard

    Founding Attorney

    Eric M. Swinyard is a divorce and family law attorney who serves clients throughout the State of Utah. Eric’s practice is primarily focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to individuals involved in divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, estate planning, and other family law matters. It’s incredibly easy to be taken advantage of during litigation, especially if you are unrepresented by legal counsel. Protect Your Rights You don’t want to be in a situation where you need ...
  • Ryan  Ficklin Photo
    Ryan Ficklin


    Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...
  • Keith L. Johnson Photo
    Keith L. Johnson


    Keith joined Eric M. Swinyard & Associates in Fall 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney in various types of legal cases. He has successfully guided hundreds of individuals through Utah’s court system. Keith previously worked at an established civil litigation firm in Salt Lake as well as a mid-sized regional law firm. He has substantive experience in a variety of practice areas and is now primarily devoted to serving individuals involved in family law cases. Keith ...
  • Mark  Hales Photo
    Mark Hales


    Mark Hales has over 17 years of legal experience in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law. He handles all types of domestic matters, including custody, divorce, child support, alimony, annulment, termination of parental rights, paternity, modifications, and adoptions. In addition, he defends clients charged with domestic violence and abuse, stalking, violations of protective orders, and other and criminal charges. Mark is a certified mediator for all legal matters and is also a certified ...
  • Justin  Stringfellow Photo
    Justin Stringfellow


    Justin Stringfellow has practiced family law in Utah for 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience to Eric Swinyard & Associates in areas such as divorce, custody, paternity, modifications, child support, and adoption proceedings. In the early years of his career, Justin appeared on an estimated 1,500 Protective Order matters. He is an expert in dealing with abuse and domestic violence components in family law matters. As such, he was distinguished by Utah's Domestic Violence Coalition. Justin ...
  • Eliza  Crespo Photo
    Eliza Crespo


    Eliza Crespo is an associate attorney at Eric Swinyard & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Eliza practiced estate planning in Utah. Eliza offers a fresh set of eyes to difficult situations and is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate legal services to her clients. Through personal experience, she appreciates the impact of a listening ear and an effective advocate, especially during times of challenge or transition. Eliza obtained her bachelor’s degree and law degree from ...

Experience the Difference

  • Experienced

    The right attorney makes all the difference. Our attorneys are experienced, transparent and dedicated to your goals.

  • 30-Min Consultation

    We understand that you have questions, our Firm will provide you with a 30-minute no-obligation consultation with an Attorney.

  • Preparation

    Family Law matters are complex; we ensure that all of our clients are thoroughly educated and prepared along the way.

  • Personalized Approach

    No two cases are the same. Our Approach is tailored specifically to your goals.

Dedicated to Providing Personalized, High Quality Services

Take advantage of a 30-minute, no-obligation consultation by calling 801-515-4133 or completing the form in the link below.