You should ask this question of the lawyer that represented you during your divorce.
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You need to be able to show that there was a plan for you to become economically self sufficient and that you followed it, however through no fault of your own, you couldn't achieve that self sufficiency.
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Your question will turn on many factors: whether you agreed to alimony in a property settlement agreement or received it by a trial decision and what happened to your employment and your recent efforts, to name a few.
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