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Apr 12, 2012


My soon-to-be-ex-wife and I both agreed in our divorce settlement agreement to no alimony.

However, because we have been married for almost 20 years, will the judge award alimony anyway considering the length of our marriage or will the court uphold our mutually-reached agreement?

Mar 15, 2012

modify alimonyBy 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. 

Mar 01, 2012

Omaha Nebraska Divorce LawyerQuestion:

My ex-wife has been eligible to draw off my Social Security but refuses to do so while collecting alimony.

Meanwhile I am going broke with my alimony payments and she is doing nothing to mitigate my payments by filing for my Social Security benefits.

Do I have any recourse to force her to start drawing off my benefits or otherwise find a way to lower my alimony payments?

Feb 28, 2012

tax tipsBy Jennifer M. Paine

Michigan Divorce Lawyer

No matter what your settlement agreement/divorce decree calls it, you can deduct payments to your ex under four circumstances.

You can deduct payments that:

Feb 10, 2012

advice on divorceQuestion:

Can I get my alimony payments modified if my wife is pregnant with another child?

I pay her monthly alimony, but since she is pregnant with another man's child I don't feel that I should have to pay her when the money will be spent on a child that is not mine.

Is my ex-wife having another child reason enough for an alimony modification?

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