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I live in the state of TN and me and my husband filed a
I live in the state of TN and me and my husband filed a complaint for divorce ourself and and agreed upon alimony, how do i protect myself from my husband going back in and modifying what he agreed to pay in the future?
Married 17 years, divorce final 1/1/1990. Since then paying
Married 17 years, divorce final 1/1/1990. Since then paying alimony $2672/mo. Current age 69 y.o. tomorrow. I had significant business setbacks in the last 6 months resulting great financial difficulty. I would like to retire in the next year, but I don't think I can keep this alimony going. Must I go to court?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not.JA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I am remarried. Our children are in their 40's and have children of their own. I own an independent medical practice, but have struggled with a new Electronic Health record that has been difficult to use so my income has taken a dive over the last 6 months.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
How are you... My ex has been on alimony
Hi How are you...My ex has been on alimony for approaching 8 years and my time ends to give her this alimony in Jan. 2017.She has quit her job as counselor to bipolar intake patients so I thought to contact justanswer again. My papers say the payments end in 8 years. I pay 637,50 every 15 daysShe just called me today to ask that I pay everything on time and that she just quit her position as a trainee which would have paid 3500 a month.I own my own house.The previous lawyer said it is highly unlikely she will be awarded more - also the wording of the papers say that no judge can set aside this mutually agreed agreement - despite the hardship it may cause.I just reread the answer and I didn't see the part where the judge could award more if it happened during the marriage despite the agreement which included a 95,ooo dollar award for lodging which she subsequently sold and lost a good portion of the equity.What is going to happen to me Jan 17 when I have all alimony paid...if she should sue for more.???Many thanks.Also Although I pay every 15 days I do pay 300 dollars at a time and not the whole 637,50.Because it is very hard to do, but it is paid and current.;Thanks,Evan02 July 2015 03:45FamilyAnswer FamilyAnswerFamily LawyerGood morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. It is highly unlikely that she will be able to and will succeed if she petitions the court, to get an get alimony, once your obligation to pay is terminated. The reason why I say this is because your alimony payments were set and ordered to be paid, for a specific amount of time. Had it been the intention of the court to make you pay longer, they would have order it to either be permanent or for a greater period of time, then 8 years. Moreover, an argument can be presented that she has had 8 years to look for work or gain education to help her find employment, since she knew when the payments would stop and if she can not support herself at this time, that would fall on her. As such, unless she actually tries and filed something, there is not much to do to prevent this, since you can not stop her but it would just need to be defended, if she tried it and you can make and present arguments to oppose it.02 July 2015 03:54Why would it fall on her - can't she argue that she is permanently disabled and has attempted to find work but wound up in a mental hospital and cannot?Many Thanks,Evan02 July 2015 04:08FamilyAnswer FamilyAnswerFamily LawyerEvan, you are welcome. If she is disabled and can not work, then she needs to apply for disability and see if it will be awarded to her. Your obligation would have ended, as ordered by the court and if this is something that happened after the fact, when you were not longer married to her, the Judge may find that while it is tragic, it is not your obligation.My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you are satisfied, please rate me. If you have follow-u
I live in NJ. After eight years of marriage my wife just filed
I live in NJ. After eight years of marriage my wife just filed for divorce. Aside from a considerable amount of liquid assets and home equity -which I expect to be divided 50/50-, my wife just settled a personal injury lawsuit for $750,000 (net $400,000) in which we were both plaintiffs. I understand that according to NJ Law I am only entitled to 8-12% of that amount. Also, I earn $99,000 a year and she $75,000. In the divorce filing she is asking for allimony. Does she have any claim to this, considering how much more money with which she is already walking away?
I have married 6 years my husband has a terminal illness andView more family law questions
I have married 6 years my husband has a terminal illness and is remission for 5 years, he is mentally abusive. He is on disability I work and pay for all the household bills, grocery etc. Would I have to pay alimony if I file for a divorce?