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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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The party seeking modification of an alimony award must demonstrate that changed circumstances have substantially impaired the ability to support himself or herself

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August 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

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Premature filing of a Lepis motion will justify its denial on the ground that the change has not been shown to be a permanent condition or of lasting duration

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August 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

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When faced with the circumstance of cohabitation of a dependent spouse, the court must focus on the economic relationship of the cohabitants to discern whether one cohabitant subsidizes the other

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July 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

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