Thursday, June 4, 2009

Victim #111: Lifetime Alimony of $3,000/mo. Supports Cohabitating Ex-Wife

My father-in-law has just lost a case in Florida to eliminate or reduce his Alimony payments. Fifty percent of his paycheck goes to his ex-wife. He was originally paying child support which after their youngest turned 18 she had the child support rolled over into alimony payments. He has been paying alimony for 8 years and has been ordered to pay until he is 65.

His ex-wife has been living with a man for the last 6 years. She only works part-time and they both are living off the $3,000 a month she gets in alimony. For these reasons he took her back to court to eliminate or reduce alimony and lost. (I was there during the court hearing and I thought his attorney did a poor job.) The judge's response was that he had no cause for the lawsuit. So, he now has to pay her $10,000 in attorney's fees.

My husband and I are searching for a firm that specializes in this type of situation or information on what his father can now do. Money is an issue for him now due to the circumstances and the ruling.

Any advice or who we can contact for help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,