Alimony, just like child support, can be modified after a change of circumstances. In a marital separation agreement, some couples add language that establishes alimony, makes alimony non-modifiable (unlike with child support, you can dictate whether alimony can be modifiable), or waives it altogether. If both parties agree to waive alimony, they can never modify it or restart it. Non-modifiable alimony would be on fixed terms that can never be modified.
If you don’t have that language in your agreement or order, you could be making yourself vulnerable to a modification down the road. Your ex-spouse might try to hit you up for more alimony. If you had a trial instead of an agreement, then alimony could still be a possibility. Therefore, the language of your order or your agreement is very important.
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