Q: I am currently unemployed, how can I eliminate or modify the alimony (maintenance) I currently owe my ex?
I was employed for 34 years, currently unemployed. The maintenance had been set at a flat $600 /month (order was held open) ,
Split custody but children always lived with me, full time (5 kids), ex never helped with any expenses (medical, food clothes etc). I was advised to retain a lawyer to modify the alimony, currently unemployed I find it very difficult to afford $3000+ for a lawyer. I feel trapped, what can I do?
A: You may acquire self-help forms and books at your local law library as well as self-help forms and guidance on the court's public website. See: https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/
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