I have a January 2013 executed separation agreement with alimony specified from me to my ex for the term of 60 months. It is financial burden that is too much (85% of my salary), but I agreed because I feel a responsibility to my ex and did not want to drag us into litigation.
I would like to remarry and my new partner and I are discussing children. What is the current predominant interpretation in NC for reducing the amount of alimony? I have heard/read differing opinions
a. it is a voluntary responsibility if I have a child in a new relationship so alimony cannot be reduced, versus b. modifying alimony based on a new support obligation for the birth of a child is acceptable.
Thanks in advance!