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I HAVE A COURT DATE TO REDUCE MY ALIMONY PAYMENTS OWING TO

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I HAVE A COURT DATE TO REDUCE MY ALIMONY PAYMENTS OWING TO FINANCIAL REVERSES. MY EX HAS HIRED AN ATTORNEY TO FIGHT THIS. I DO HAVE AN ATTORNEY. HELP!!!

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I live in Ca. My attorney is petitioning to reduce my 6+ years in alimony payments to my ex because I have lost considerable income from commercial properties in the past year. I was married for 17 years with no children. I am 80 and ex is 64

She has made no attempt to find employment (per Gavron warning) is in arrears on state and federal taxes and owes on her credit cards. I am not responsible .

Ex has now hired an attorney and requested further documents of my finances I see this as a delay tactic. My attorney has alll pertinent docs. How far can ex go with this? Will I have to pay her attorney. I am in a true financial crises? My court date is early Oct. ex wife has not been served or notified officially. She somehow learned this cut in her alimony was coming

What am I facing? What are my rights?
In alimony under CA law, the ability of the spouse to pay it is a consideration and if you are now able to demonstrate that you have suffered this significant change in financial circumstances and she has had the Gavron warning, then your chances are going to be that there is going to be a decrease or even a termination in support. You would likely not have to pay her attorney if you demonstrate the significant change in your circumstances and the fact that she has not sought any employment.

You are facing proving your income has significantly changed and if you can do that, then the court has the right to at the least reduce the amount of support you are paying.

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