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Yes, you can. This would be via a Motion for Modification of Spousal support based on a change in circumstances not anticipated at that time of the original order. The major change would be her resources - as they are no longer as low as they were when the original order was put in place and the amount has changed significantly. If this inheritance was know about and/or contemplated at the time of the first order, you will have problems, but otherwise, I would move for a modification.
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I would argue NOT. First, a living person 'has no heirs'. We don't know what the last will would have said because it can be changed at any time before death - thus, your ex had no right to an inheritance at all while mom was still alive. She could have left is elsewhere in a NY minute - and this happens all the time. I also doubt that this circumstances would indicate any type of contemplation of that as yet non-inheritance, unless it was actually discussed by the two of you and was a basis for keeping her alimony down (i.e. would it have been higher but for the inheritance). For instance, if the mother had died prior to the divorce, and you knew about what the now-FINALwill said but your wife did not yet have the inheritance, yes, then I think it would be stacked against you.
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