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Old 11-02-2011, 10:18 PM
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I'm curious as to what it will cost to go to court to significantly reduce or even eliminate spousal support. I have been paying SS for 7 years now. Marriage was 19 years, there is no CS anymore; kids are 19 and 21 but I am helping them with there post-secondary costs. In a couple of years I'd like to file to reduce or eliminate SS. I already know that she will not likely be willing to negotiate a reduction so it will likely have to go to court; not something I'm looking forward to. I'm 52 now and was financially devastated by the divorce and now I'm finally getting my financial house in order and have to start thinking about funding my retirement. I am self-employed and therefore do not have a company pension and not much RRSP at the moment either. I also have a new spouse now and I need to think about and plan for my future with her. I'd really like to cut this final tie with the Ex. any thoughts/opinions?

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:17 AM
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tell her to get a job!!!!!! the ex needs to grow up and get self sufficient
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:43 PM
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Moveon,i know what you're saying.4,000 dollars,1 case conference and 1/2 hour in court.August 2005 i addressed your/our issue.I started proceedings to end spousal.They stalled,lied at case conference,and made ???es of themselves in front of the judge.Took him .01 seconds to end spousal.My problem was my own lawyer.
Anyways,generally if ur ex has some income, after generally 2 years apart,u should be good to go.
R u paying guidelines and specials for ur kids?
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:12 PM
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Suggest you read the SSAG (google it) and do your best to UNDERSTAND it before you go any further.

You must understand:
- compensatory or non-conpensatory SS
- factors in determining duration
- imputing income to spouse? why when and how much?
- and a host of other issues.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:42 PM
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Thanks all for your comments. Much appreciated!
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