If your mother and father signed a separation agreement, unless the agreement says otherwise, the alimony will stay the same. Unless the agreement provides for modifications based on some specific type of change, the only way to decrease the alimony is if the parties agree to the change in writing.
If they entered into a consent order (which is a court order that the parties agreed upon) then it can be modified by the court.
I’m assuming that you are receiving alimony and child support from your former husband. It is possible that your alimony may be affected, but only if he pursues a modification. It is unlikely that your child support will change. You should be able to use his unemployment checks as income for child support purposes.
Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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