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#114559 - 06/09/06 08:40 PM Can alimony be extended?
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Alimony ends 6/30/06 after 6 yrs. Ex is seeking to extend it because she said when it ends, the children will not maintain the same standard of living, and that she cant survive w/out it.She never obtained any stills during this time to rehabilitate back into the work force, she is not incapable of working, and our marriage was 13 yrs.I was order to pay 6 yrs modifiable alimony. Is this remotely possible? I'm looking at huge attorney bills to fight this nonsense. What can i expect at our hearing?

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#114560 - 06/09/06 08:49 PM Re: Can alimony be extended? [Re: dotcom4u]
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What can i expect at our hearing?

---> You can expect a fight.

---> First of all, alimony is NOT meant to maintain the SOL for the children...that is what child support is for.

---> Second, she has had SIX YEARS in which to "better" herself, to become self-sufficinet...which was the purpose of her receiving it. It was HER choice to NOT make any effort and thus you should NOT be held accountable OR responsible for HER choice. THAT is the point your attorney needs to make.

---> She also needs to be held responsible for her own attorney's fees.
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#114561 - 06/10/06 01:56 AM Re: Can alimony be extended? [Re: Gecko]
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I offered to only apply minimum wage to her when imputing income, so to end this all before going to a hearing, but she refused, and then told her atty to press on to extend alimony. is there anything online to research about what judges consider when extending alimony? thanks for all the info :)

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#114562 - 06/10/06 04:48 PM Re: Can alimony be extended? [Re: dotcom4u]
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http://www.supreme.state.az.us/opin/

The above is a link to Arizona's Court of Appeals and Supreme Court...you will have to search for spousal maintanence and DR cases.
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