I'm self employed but only bring in about 40K yearly.She only makes 20K yearly.I make double what she does but that is hardly any fault of mine.She also for over a year now has a healthy able bodied live-in BF who is and has been unemployed.This year I don't expect to break 30K in earnings as work has been slow. I work hard for my earnings only to hand her $500 per month. She initiated the divorce which I have no problem.I spent thousands fixing up our home to sell and split with NO help from her.I had no problem with that either. But the alimony I have a problem with.Some months I give her all the money I have.I have a HUGE problem with that especially with her man on the couch all day every day.I was ordered to pay $700/month for 1 year and $500/month for the next 5 years for a total of $38500.What exactly did she do to deserve this? PLEASE HELP !!!!
Discuss your case with a family law attorney. If your income is significantly dropping then you may be able to go to court and seek a modification of the existing order to reduce the current payment. Good luck.
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The standard you will need to show in order to modify the final judgment alimony amount will be a "substantial change in circumstances." It seems like you would have a good argument to at least modify the alimony amount down by an amount determined by the evidence presented and the judgment of the court. Speak with an attorney in your area who handles alimony and family matters for a more detailed explanation of what legal remedies you may have. A consultation in which you provide all details and copies of all final divorce documents (such as a marital settlement agreement and final judgment of divorce) will go a long way in guiding you in your next step. Good luck.
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