I have been divorced since 2008 paying a substantial amount in Alimony as per a MSA that was agreed to at the time of the divorce. The MSA stipulates that Alimony ends when I retire. And is modifiable if my salary drops beneath a certain threshold. I am now 55 and have been laid off and decided to retire. My ex is contesting the enforcement of the MSA.
You bring your MSA and Final Judgment to a consultation with a family law attorney. The fact that you were laid off is certainly significant and might justify a modification of the alimony amount. However, it is unlikely that voluntary retirement at age 55 would be a reason for termination of alimony.
Alimony modifications are fact specific, so, again, your best course of action at this point is to consult with an experienced divorce attorney regarding your case.
This is not intended to be used as a legal advice and does not create a lawyer/client relationship.
Go to a family law attorney - consultation will likely be free. Discuss the matter in depth, with all salient facts on the table.
I agree with Mr. Valentine. I would recommend that you consult with an experienced family law attorney in the Tampa area to assist you with this matter. The attorney needs to review the MSA and Final Judgment entered in your case. The attorney can then advise you on your best course of action. I wish you the best of luck.
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I agree with the other attorneys. The best thing you can do is take your MSA and Final Judgment to a family law attorney for a consultation. Most AVVO attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Call one of us today.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
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