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Yes! Divorced in 2006; ex "awarded" $4000/mo in alimony/spousal support, reduced by court in 2009 by half. Presiding judge in 2nd hearing had never, until that time, tried a case in family law, and I believe his ruling was flawed, as a case was presented during the hearing (virtually identical to mine) that demonstrated precedence in which NO alimony was due. Am contemplating returning to court and/or filing a motion to vacate this judge's ruling but am very concerned about spending thousand$,, to not only get nowhere, but forced to pay even more alimony.
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Am having computer problems - will try again. Was married 38 years; ex had an affair for the last 2 years of the marriage, and upon my discovery, asked her to leave. She continued the relationship, in Feb 2006, by going to the Seattle are with him, where she remains to this day (confirmed by private detective); the condo where they currently cohabitate is vested in his name, and they share expenses and household duties, etc. For all intents and purposes, they are married. Went to court in mid-2006 to divorce the ex, who was "awarded" $4000/mo (each month paid on-time and in-full). Returned to court in mid-2009 to attempt a reduction or elimination of alimony; judge had never heard a family case (was a juvenile court magistrate) and asked virtually no relevant questions, even though a case (virtually identical to mine) was presented to him that showed ample precedent. He ruled "safely" by reducing alimony by 50%. Need to know if I should try again, spend thou$and$, with all the mental anguish, to do a crapshoot. Your help would be most appreciated! Pete.
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Thank you for your response(s)! Was having big trouble w/my computer and was unable to log on until now. Perhaps I forgot to mention ... even though my ex is cohabitating with her boyfriend in Washington State (for 7 years), the divorce was heard and granted in Indio (Riverside County), California. Does this factor have a bearing to your answer? Thanks again; I'll do your survey shortly (EXCELLENT!).
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