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Q: Home was recently sold at Sheriff’s Sale. I could no longer afford it and my expenses (including substantial medical expenses due to a debilitating disease diagnosed ten years ago) have increased quite a bit. I don’t have funds for a rental. Is this considered a change of circumstances for consideration for an increase in alimony? Divorced 25 years ago – there has been no change in alimony.

A: David’s Answer: If you were divorced 25 years ago, then the question becomes how long the alimony was ordered for (in terms of duration)? if it terminated many years ago, then it would be extremely hard to justify a resumption of the alimony at this point. Moreover, one would need to know more about your finances & ability to become self-supporting. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Alimony attorney for a full assessment.

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