Court over issue of reduced expenses


#1

I believe I have previously addressed this question. If you have reduced your mortgage payment to enable you to live with the support you have been provided, and there are no other substantial changes, it is unlikely the court would make a change in alimony based solely on that fact.

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#2

Ms. Nevicosi:

My specific question about reducing my expenses is this: Because I have been forced by my financial situation to live within my means (selling the marital home which I can no longer afford to live in) and moving to a more economical place simply because I have NO choice, will land me back in Court for a reduction in alimony and child support. Because I have NO choice, my ex will haul me back to Court whining that I don’t need what I have now which what I have now does NOT allow me to live in any way, shape, or form the way I did during the marriage! Ex walked off with over 90% of his income and over 50% of the property. What do THEY expect me to do? I am doing all that I can to try to get my life back to some order and have accepted the unfairness of this situation. The income differential is over a quarter of a million dollars per year and I cannot live in a 350,000 house on my income of 72,000. It just simply cannot be done. So, what chance does he have in Court of further reducing my income, huh? He gets EVERYTHING he wants. EVERYTHING.