We separated in July 2012, and were heading for litigation in court when he suddenly decided to settle. (I didn’t know at the time, but this was due to the fact that he had just moved in with a new girlfriend.) So we agreed on Alimony numbers that were based on his salary (which was double my salary) and we finalized the divorce in Dec. 2015.
Since then he has paid alimony on time, but has recently lost his job and has just emailed me that he is experiencing age discrimination in his job search and as such, may have to take a lower salary and if so he wants a court visit to lower alimony amount. He still lives with the girlfriend, and they bought a house but his name is not on the deed.
My question is this: can the girlfriend’s salary but considered for purposes of determining a new alimony amount or would they have to be married for it to be considered? What other factors are considered in a request for a modification?