Alimony modification


I am wondering why you didn’t get longer alimony if he abandoned the home and committed marital fault with adultery. I suspect you were a dependent spouse at the time. DId you trade longer alimony for something else. Just curious?


I cannot answer this question without an indepth review or your Separation Agreement or Consent Order.

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Nearly 20 year marriage ended in divorce 2001. My ex abandoned the family and began abusing drugs and alcohol with a mistress. He entered rehab due to professional mandate and my husband’s adultery was documented by licensed PI. I was awarded by court order, 72 months alimony which ends next year. Signed documents indicate that order was entered based on truthful representation by the parties. Immediately after agreement signed, my husband began to buy expensive resort property ( neighboring his mistress), not possible by the finances that he represented and verified. I have copies of his deeds and deeds of trust to verify my info. Additionally Jan 1, 2007, I was involved in serious accident, admitted to hospital for one month, had spinal fusion, rods installed in broken back, body cast, and due to have second surgery at the time my alimony ends. Do these issues present grounds to reopen alimony issues? My ex is worth several million dollars.