If my ex-wife and I were legally divorced 19 years ago and I was ordered to pay her $300 a month alimony, can she get a COLA increase?

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If my ex-wife and I were legally divorced 19 years ago and I was ordered to pay her $300 a month alimony, can she get a COLA increase?

I am to pay until she remarries or receives Social Security. I am now retired (and remarried). There is no COLA agreement is in the settlement. Can she get any type of an increase?

Asked on April 19, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You mean a modification based upon a cost of living adjusment?  If there is an aard of alimony or spousal support in a divorce decree then the decree can be modified.  Modification, however, is generally based upon a substantial change in circumstances, and not for a small amount.  So the facts of your case will govern and I suggest you seek legal help to understand your position here.  Good luck.


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