Question: Is there any way to not pay alimony? I currently pay $365 a month for 48 months (already paid 18 months) in alimony in addition to my ex-wife getting $635 a month in child support for one child. She got the residence, all the furnishings, and half of my 401k. She’s constantly going on trips, made many home improvements, and keeps buying new furniture and appliances. She makes just as much money as me. But here I am constantly working overtime just to make ends meet because I’m paying her so much. I am curious to know if it would cost me more to get out of the payments or if it would be cheaper to just bite the bullet and pay her off?