I was married 25 years. Husband divorced me last year. Went into court with no attorney (had no money). Only agrred to 5 years alimony of $100 weekly. He is currently $5000 behind. Question, can I change the order for alimony to permanent being that this was a long term marriage? We have a current court date thru probation coming up. Alimony goes thru probation.
You should petition the court to have ex pay your legal fees,and you might get permanent alimony if you use counsel.
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