Length of marriage - 14 years
Date of separation: about 10 years ago, divorce judgment about 5 years ago.
Currently paying $2000/month in spousal support.
Change in circumstances:
1. Former spouse has been cohabiting with romantic partner for ~3 years now
2. Former spouse is not working at all.
3. Gavron warning issued in the divorce judgment.
Former spouse has made no substantial effort to be self-sustaining. No bank account, no drivers license (suspended due to a DUI ~8 years ago), no health insurance, no efforts to find even basic minimum wage work. Injured her shoulder at work (Walmart) ~7 years ago but is not pursuing any compensation from Walmart or claiming any disability.
What are my chances of getting the spousal support terminated? Would a vocational assessment ($$$) be necessary as she could cover the support amount with essentially a minimum wage job.
Thanks in advance!
I'd say worth the effort; there is a rebuttable presumption that is she is cohabitating that her cohabitor is providing support - or at least reducing her need for support. You also have a significant reduction in income, and perhaps she's now capable of receiving her share (if any) in your retirement.
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