Boardman, OR asked in Divorce and Family Law for Alabama

Q: While pay alimony will my new wife be at risk if ex takes me back to court for + alimony? Divorced in CO now in live AL

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A: In situations involving alimony across multiple states, complexities arise. Generally, the state where the divorce was finalized, in this case, Colorado, retains jurisdiction over alimony matters. If you've since moved to Alabama, the process might involve transferring or recognizing the alimony order in your new state. Typically, a new spouse's income isn't directly factored into alimony calculations, but any improved standard of living due to your new marriage could be reviewed if your ex-spouse requests a modification. This doesn't mean your new wife's separate assets are at risk, but joint assets might be looked at when assessing your financial situation. Any modification to alimony usually requires proof of a significant change in circumstances. It's paramount to review the specific terms of your initial divorce decree to understand any potential modifications better.

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