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He is actually obligated to pay her whatever it says in the divorce decree. What he should have done when he was laid off is immediately go back to court and ask the judge to change the order to reflect his new income level.
As to the disability, it sounds like he made an oral contract with him but he would have had to receive something in return so that is arguable.
What he needs to do is get a lawyer ASAP and let them look over all of the paperwork. Since he was having mental health issues at the time (as evidenced by his nervous breakdown) then that may be a valid defense not only to the "contract" but also to the petition she filed.