The wife's income is not taken into account.
To be sure about what your rights are, I would have to review the court order.
From what you said, it is unlikely that the alimony is going to be extended. But again, I would have to review the order.
Does this answer your question?
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It sounds like you are in a difficult situation.
You may, and I stress this, MAY, have grounds to modify your alimony award depending on the language within your divorce / separation agreement. It first depends if the alimony provision merged or survived. If it survived it will be more difficult and you will have to plead that such a modification is warranted under the doctrine of countervailing equities. Additionally, the new alimony statute will have to be taken into account. The bottom line is that you should consult with an attorney familiar with this area of law as there are many aspects to consider.
The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011 went into effect March 1, 2012.
I would strongly urge you to contact a family law attorney immediately, as your husband could be planning to have the order revised as well. You stand to lose a great deal if you are not proactive about this situation.
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