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If one spouse does not ask for or receive alimony during the initial divorce proceedings, but subsequently finds additional need for support, it is possible to revisit the issue. To do this, the former spouse would be required to show a need of the new alimony and has to show "changed circumstances." If the original divorce came about as the result of an agreement between the parties, it will take a fairly significant showing of cause as to why the court should set aside what amounts to a contract between the former spouses. This would be a substantial change in personal and financial circumstances, and probably not of the requesting spouse's creation. 21 years later, the spouse would have to show the court a lot in order to collect alimony now and I would find it almost impossible for this to happen especially since she cannot argue that you are somehow leaving her with nothing and she cannot live without your support (she has done it for 21 years). So to answer your question, yes it is possible, but it is very unlikely this far from your divorce settlement.
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