Q: My ex-husband and I have agreed to extend my alimony for one year until our last child graduates from high school.
What kind of document do we need to make our agreement legal? I would like to create a simple letter stating the agreement rather than a formal modification (which I think is more expensive). Please advise.
A: You need a formal modification - otherwise, it won't be enforceable. At this point, it's just a promise and he can change his mind with or without notice.
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