Hello again, Denise.
Under NJ law, unless a decree states otherwise, an order of alimony can typically be modified under various circumstances including:
- Substantial involuntary decrease to your income
- Failure of a business
- Substantial increase to your spouse's income
- Significant decrease to your overall total compensation package
- Recent retirement from your profession
- Spouse who has recently been remarried
- Major health problem that impairs earning ability
- Increases in the cost of living
Here is a link that provides this and additional information on the issue of modification:
Of course, if a spouse retires for the purpose of attempting to avoid alimony payments, that would not typically be a valid reason for a court to modify the order, but otherwise the order could be modified if it does not indicate that is not modifiable normally.
I hope this helps clarify the situation for you.
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