Post separation support

I don’t believe I ever stated it could not possibly change in dollar amount, just that it would lose its classification as post separation support and become de facto alimony. If the court believes that the facts presented in the PSS hearing fairly represented the financial status of each party, then it may not make a major change in alimony. Generally, the PSS hearing presents an accurate picture of the finances, the alimony trial may modify that number if there was significant marital fault on behalf of either party and will set the duration of alimony.

If there is a change in circumstances at any point, either party could move to modify alimony, there is no such thing as non-modifiable alimony awarded by the court.

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In a previous question I asked about post separation support vs alimony and you responded to that question and stated that if pss is in effect too long it could possibly not change in dollar amount. How long is too long and what does it usually depend on? What are the reasons that the court would not consider making a change?