If he suspects that his ex wife got pregnant from someone else, even if they were legally separated. can he go back to his attorney at a later date and reopen the divorce settlement to try to get her to pay him alimony for adultry? Is this possible and what would he have to do?
As to whether he can reopen the case, that depends on how long ago the divorce was finalized. If it has been greater than a year, then the answer is no. Also, alimony is not designed to punish a spouse for marital fault. Alimony is used to help support a spouse who is not in a good position to support themselves. Although adultery may be a factor in ordering alimony, other factors include the parties' ages, their educational backgrounds, their income earning history, their health, their education, their income earning potential, and several other factors.
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