My husband had been married for 18 years in California. From this marriage he had three children, who are all adults and work. The two unmarried daughters and his ex-wife liv e with the ex-wife's mother
. At the Divorce the house in which the couple lived, was left to his wife and three young children at the time. Unfortunately the ex-wife lost the house and now lives at her mother. The ex-wife has always received alimony
from the ex-husband, worth $ 500.00.
Now in march/2013, my husband retired and his salary decreased accordingly. I, his wife, look for a job, but because I do not have fluency in English nobody gives me a job.
The ex-wife has had an increase in pension more than three times the amount she received before. And she asked the judge that after her death, her daughters continue to receive the pension. The judge accepted the request of the ex-wife. That means my husband will have to pay that pension forever. Why????The ex-wife is American, and has never worked willingly. Today she claims to be sick, but the two times I met her I did not notice any problem, on the contrary, one of the times she was very happy and because it was the wedding of her son. During the party she was in perfect health. The daughters, as I have said before ,work and support themselves.
1) Why does my husband have to pay alimony to his ex-wife? If she is capable of working, even though she says she is sick?
2) Will he also have to continue to pay that amount to the adult daughters after the ex-wife dies? What justifies that?
3) How can we have this sentence modified?
4) This all happened in CA, but we now live in AZ. Which court would we go to?