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She was supposed to choose one education path that would make her qualified for a higher paying position, but she chose another path and is now making about 50% of what she could have earned if she had followed the education path she stated she would choose during the divorce.
This was not her professional path prior or during the marriage. The specific career and training (for the higher paying career) was stipulated in the MSA which was approved by the court and is on the record.
Jasmine,Great! That makes the situation far easier to deal with. Your spouse has the ability to then take her to court over contempt of court order for failing to honor, or even attempt to reasonably comply with the MSA. If found in contempt, the ex could be admonished, fined, or even jailed. Consequently your spouse could then move to cancel support payments based on non-compliance of the court order from the other party. Frankly this is a very positive turn of events and can be used to significantly lower or even cancel outright her support payments that your spouse is still currently paying. What the courts would look toward may be factors such as whether she attempted to, in good faith, to start that path but failed as a mitigating factor. But if that does not exist, it places the case very much in your spouse's favor.Good luck.
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