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#772742 - 11/15/16 10:29 PM Uncontested divorce and spousal support
nickaleeta Offline
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Registered: 11/15/16
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Hi. Me and my wife filed for an uncontested divorce in California where she agreed and signed that I will not owe her any money/support/alimony going forward. After the divorce is final (6 month waiting period in California) and signed by a judge, can she change her mind later and demand support/alimony? Can I be legally held liable for alimony or any form of ex-spousal support in such a case? Any advice or info will be appreciated, thanks.

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#772744 - 11/16/16 01:36 PM Re: Uncontested divorce and spousal support [Re: nickaleeta]
TJMH Offline

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Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 339
Unless your agreement terminates the court's jurisdiction over spousal support she can come back later and ask for a modification. But she'd need to argue that circumstances had changed since she signed the original agreement that justify a change. So maybe if she lost her job through no fault of her own or something like that. She probably wouldn't be successful if she was just saying she agreed not to ask for it before but changed her mind

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#772749 - 11/16/16 06:09 PM Re: Uncontested divorce and spousal support [Re: nickaleeta]
MinnesotaMom Offline

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Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 770
She can't legally waive child support, if that applies. She can get that anytime, but it would start at the time she files with the court. As for alimony, it would have to been specifically worded so that it couldn't be revisited.

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