My wife filed for divorce
in 2010. At the time, she was not working, and I was under a severance agreement which expired before the divorce was final. Base support is $2,900 per month, and increased by15% of my increased income over $84,000. My annual income is now $190,000, hers $45,000. The amount of support is now $4,253 per month - and it is a real burden. I cannot qualify for conventional RE financing as alimony
consumes 27% of my income. I do not own a home and she does. She refinanced with a 15 year mortgage (a sign to me alimony was excessive). SInce we were married 33 years, divorce support was considered "perpetual" - filed in Oregon. I now live in Washington. We are both 61, I would like to reduce the current support, and dramatically reduce or eliminate retirement support. Is there anything I can do?
JA: Because family law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: 1) I was opposed to the divorce and felt railroaded. 2) There is a clause in the divorce which eliminates support if she remarries, or cohabitates for 12 months. 3) She has inherited money from her mother
, although I do not know the amount.