If it states in a divorce decree that my boyfriend needs to pay his ex alimony without revision, can he modify it or no?

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If it states in a divorce decree that my boyfriend needs to pay his ex alimony without revision, can he modify it or no?

His ex was working a part-time minimum wage job at the time of divorce but apparently was told by her lawyer to not mention the new full-time job she would be getting paying almost double. She banked the alimony, cheated the state out of food stamps, and even purchased a house recently. She is now tempting her son to live with her by telling him she’ll drive him across town to school every day. This will leave by boyfriend without any parenting time after fighting so hard for it. Unfortunately for the ex, she confessed her secrets to a friend that would confide in my boyfriend.

Asked on November 9, 2012 under Family Law, Oregon

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to answer your question is to carefully read the marital dissolution agreement between your boyfriend and his "ex" in that the document sets forth the legal obligations between the two. As to the order not being able to be revised, under the laws of all states an order concerning alimony can be modified depending upon change of circumstances between the parties.


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