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Old 01-26-2010, 06:34 PM
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Question Hello New Here

I have a question or two, but first of all I'd like to tell you all a little about my situation.
I am a 58 year old female. with a disability. I was married for 32 years. We had a traditional marriage, he worked I stayed home, looked after the children etc... One (adopted child) who is now an adult, with a family of her own.
In 2004 was awared spousal support.
This year(2010) in September, I will be separated from my ex for 8 years.

My question is...Can anyone can tell me what is the process for having your spousal support revisited( I'm sure there is a name for it)
Do you need a lawyer or is there a way around that?

Thanks in advance.
~ Darlynn
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:04 AM
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You never NEED a lawyer to represent you, but it usually a good idea - especially for something like spousal support. The calculations can get fairly complicated and you ex is likely to fight it vigorously. You should at the very least consult a lawyer before deciding whether to proceed. They should give you an idea of what your chances are.

I'm assuming you are looking for an increase of some sort - is there some change in circumstance which has lead to this?
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:10 PM
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Hello About_Time,

Thank you for replying.
Well, I'm just curious, more than anything.
I just wondered with the cost of living, that has increased over the last 7.5 years, if that would have any effect on my spousal support amount.
I guess if I'm asking, then there must be a need. I am stuggling financially to keep my head above water, I am still living in the rental he put me in , before he left, and rent has increased twice.
My lifestyle hasn't changed, since he left.

As I said, I'm just curious more than anything, as to how this all would work, if and when I decide to move forward.

Thanks so much for your reply...
Kind Regards
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Darlynn View Post
My lifestyle hasn't changed, since he left.
Well, good for you because I am sure his life style would have changed.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:35 PM
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You're absolutely right... his lifestyle has changed.!
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