Question regarding modification to sa

I have been divorced since 2009. My ex husband has presented me with a modification to our sa. They outline verbal agreements we have made however the term alimony has been changed to support and maintenance. He has been trying to stop paying me alimony for over a year now and I do not trust him. What are the reprocussions of making these changes… what would be a difference in signing a notarized document outling the verbal agreement versus signing a modification to our sa.

If you sign the modification it will be binding, just as the SA is now. I recommend having him edit the modification to represent the terms you agree to.

Because of the change of terms “alimony” to “support and maintance” can he fight me in court to lower the amount or stop payong prior to the agreed date.

Not unless you sign a modification that changes the term.