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The purpose of spousal support is to allow spouses to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. If your income increased significantly after the two of you separated, and you did not live in a manner that your new income would support while married, then you have a strong argument that he is NOT entitled to spousal support. On top of that, since spousal support is need-based, if you haven't been supporting him for the last 2 years, you can argue that he doesn't need your help now.
Also, if he signed the judgment, he needs a really good reason to reopen it - like fraud. Not wanting to pay child support is not a valid reason for re-opening a judgment. If he didn't request spousal support earlier, the judge can find that he waived it.
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