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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.There are circumstances where the alimony can be adjusted via a Modification.
But even if he lost is job, he is still responsible to the court order.And he should be working anywhere he can at this time to make those payments otherwise you can file a Motion to Show Cause for Contempt.
Here is the LINK for the MN statutes as they pertain to a modification.
Ok. Perhaps I misunderstood. Are you agreeing to him not paying the alimony because he has no work? Thanks for the clarificationl
What exactly is it you want to do?
I see, your husband is the ex of the spouse who is receiving the alimony and you want to know if you can get a modification until he gets employment? Is that correct?
Yes, he can file for a modification. It does not matter that he is ordered to pay permanent alimony. He can have the modification to put the payments on hold, but interest will accrue.
And so he can get the modification form via the court where the order was issued. He can fill it out and file it himself without the help of a local attorney. The basis for the modification to put the payments on hold is that he is not employed by no fault of his own. Anything he files with the court will need to be served on the ex wife. And she can respond and contest it.
If he can show that the unemployment is no fault of his own and that your income is not even paying your debts, the payment of alimony can be temporarily suspended.
I apologize I was not clear on the question as posted. Thanks for the clarification and opportunity to provide you this true and correct information as to your situation. Please let me know if you have other questions, need clarification or more information.Thank you.
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