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If husband's income has decreased over the years or expenses have increased, then that could give him legal grounds to file a motion to modify any support order that was put in place that long ago. When one party experiences a "substantial change in circumstances" that can result in a modification of any support amount either up or down. Alimony was initially intended to support the other spouse until they can become self supporting, but in some cases turned into lifetime payments. The current move in the legal system is back to the original idea that one spouse shouldn't be penalized for life simply due to a divorce and that support should have limitations placed on it.
So after 37 years, if the ex is self supporting, then I would opine that by itself would be grounds to request termination or at the very least a downward modification of support. You would need to contact a local family law attorney to assist in filing the motion to modify in the original court that entered the order.
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