I have a legal separation agreement providing me alimony that is to continue until death/marriage/cohabitation/substantial change of circumstances, including change in employment, unemployment, or retirement, at which time the amount of support shall be renegotiated or modified.
We are now divorced.
I just received an email from my ex-husband stating that he intends to change the amount of the alimony and delivery method (regular mail rather than direct deposit) effective December 1.
He has voluntarily taken a different job that has a lower salary. It was $129,000 and it is now $99,000. Since he took a job with 23% less pay, he intends to lower the alimony by the 23% reduction that he took.
Instead of $2500 per month he intends to pay $1897.50 per month.
Is the amount of money now being earned classified as “a substantial change of circumstances?”
This is a significant reduction!
Can he just do that? What should I do?