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While there is no mathematical formula for determining what constitutes a significant change in circumstances, a decrease in income may warrant closer review

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September 24, 2014 at 5:43 am

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The purposes of limited duration alimony is to address a dependent spouse’s post-divorce needs following shorter-term marriages, in situations where permanent or rehabilitative alimony is not warranted but where economic assistance to the dependent spouse for a short period of time is nevertheless justified

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September 19, 2014 at 6:21 am

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The parties to a PSA may agree to modify the payor’s alimony modification without regard to the financial impact of cohabitation on the dependent spouse

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September 16, 2014 at 6:31 am

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Alimony and support orders define only the present obligations of the former spouses, which duties are always subject to review and modification on a showing of changed circumstances

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September 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

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A significant change for the better in the circumstances of the dependent spouse may obviate the need for continued support

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September 2, 2014 at 6:45 am

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A current spouse’s income may be relevant in determining a party’s ability to contribute to alimony payments

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August 29, 2014 at 6:35 am

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Determining the impact and magnitude of changed circumstances necessarily entails knowing the starting point before the change, that is, the point from which the change can be measured

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August 29, 2014 at 6:24 am

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The party seeking modification must make a primary facie showing of changed circumstances before the court will order discovery of the former spouse’s financial status

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August 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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Discretion to modify alimony retroactively

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August 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouses

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August 12, 2014 at 8:25 am

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