I live in mass , my boyfriend pays alimony to his ex wife , he works from home because he has his own little business of working on machinery and hot stamping. He found out 6 weeks ago that he has stage 4 colon and stomach cancer. he starts his second treatment this week and has been getting very sick. He told his ex wife that he is sick and is concerned about what he will be able to do for work and ability to pay her what he pays. She thinks i should leave my job (I live with him) to work so she can continue to get pd. I make $1025 a week, If i left my job i would need an income. he pays her 850 a week plus 80 more for insurance, Is he expected to continue working regardless how sick he is, if i leave my job to do his *( he has fully trained me for emergence's) ) He may or not even make it through this at this point
I am sorry to hear about your boyfriend's health. I wish him the best. If his income is reduced due to his inability to work, then he should file a Complaint to Modify support and request the court to reduce or terminate the support payments. Best wishes.
I am very sorry to hear of your boyfriend's diagnosis. I wish him - and you - all the best. It is certainly in his best interests to meet with an attorney as soon as possible to file a Complaint for Modification based upon the change in circumstances. The court will not expect you to work additional jobs/hours in order to satisfy your boyfriend's alimony requirement. Best of luck.
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I would suggest he bring his Separation Agreement to an attorney to review the language to determine what, if anything, can be done. There are many factors that may impact what strategies are available to him, including whether or not alimony merges or survives.
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