Tough question. You may be able to seek a modification due to the decrease in income, however, you should not stress the fact that you are fully supporting someone else as your reason for seeking to reduce the alimony. The analysis is that the change has to be involuntary - there could be an argument that it is voluntary because you are moving and you are "allowing" your new spouse to go to school and not work. I think that you need to at least consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics in your case - it is a very interesting issue that you present and you need some creative lawyering and good research and analysis on your side. Best of luck to you.
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In order to be a substantial change in circumstances, the change must be involuntary. You getting married and moving to another state, making less money will not amount to what you need to prove. You will be held to the amount you are ordered to pay, unless and until you hire counsel to file a petition and either settle the case or have a trial.
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Unless your “substantial change” is involuntary, you do not qualify for a modification.
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