I was married for approx 22 years. Married on sept 86 and divorced on july 2009. she was the one that filed but i was the one that really wanted out. i think she beat e to it just to be able to say that she did it first. Both the marriage
took place in Duval county, Florida.
We did a separation
agreement where I am paying $5k of alimony
and $1,700 of child support
for my two kids.
My financial situation has changed slightly but not drastically but it is my understanding that she is now working as a translator at a hospital. It does appear as if she is trying to go back to school and get an education. I am currently 50 and she is 44. We did a court order in order to get my company to send the checks to her directly.
I have two related inquiries:
1) It is my understanding that the alimony laws are changing to be more fair with respect to how long I need to continue to pay permanent alimony
. Are there any changes that could help lower the amount, reduce the time I need to continue to pay, or eliminate the alimony altogether?
2) If I move to another state or perhaps another country (e.g. Singapore, Philippines), can she come after me for the alimony. I am planning to continue to pay the child support as stated in the separation but was wondering if I can stop paying alimony once I move to another state or country and what are the possible ramifications from a legal point of view if I stop paying.
I can send the PDF of the resolution if you want. Just let me know.