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It is unusual to have an alimony clause that states that the ex-spouse pays alimony ONLY WHILE the other isn't working. Even if he "wants" to stop paying alimony, he's not permitted to unless the court grants him the right to stop paying alimony which is generally only done for "change of circumstances" (meaning, for example, the party receiving alimony remarries, the person making payments retires and/or makes substantially less than he or she used to through no fault of their own, etc.). You would be able to challenge any motion he files to terminate or decrease alimony. Please let me know if you have any other questions or you need me to clarify anything. Please also submit a rating if you're satisfied with your assistance; this will not cost you anything extra. We only get credit for the time we take assisting you if you are satisfied AND ALSO submit a rating. And please don't feel like we have to stop talking after you submit a rating. I'd be more than happy to continue working with you after that as well.