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I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and will have

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I have been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and will have to undergo chemo for the rest of my life. I was married to my physician husband for 13 years and was awarded 7 years of support. My spousal support ends in Feb. In my situation is there any possibility of extending the length of my support?

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I am genuinely sorry to hear that you are in this situation, and I also wish you the best in beating or at least holding off this for as long as you can. As for your situation, spousal support is not an entitlement or a right--it is given as additional payments or compensation based on court order due to length of marriage and financial situation. It is something that once given is final unless and only unless there is a clause in the agreement that permits you to seek an extension. If not, this is a situation where the only way to extend it is if your ex agrees to pay you anyway, but the courts would not otherwise extend his obligations.


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