Q: In Florida in alimony court if I worked for 30 years at my parents business making 80k and they decide to close
Would that not be justified lower income? I'm going from 80k to zero as my parents will now be providing for me?
A: If you are paying alimony a court will look at whether a substantial change has occurred. The change must be permanent and involuntary. I would say yes, that could be basis to reduce your alimony payment. The court will look however to your former spouse's needs and how the reduction will impact him/her. Every case is fact specific.
A: So long as your parents actually closed their business, that would justify a lower, if not no, alimony payment. However, you would have to go out and use your best efforts to find employment. As you may know, alimony is based on her need and your ability to pay. If you do not have the ability to pay, you will not be ordered to pay. Good luck.
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