Can alimony change after divorce?
In most states, alimony can be changed after divorce if such situations should arise. Alimony is paid by the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse.” The general rule is that a spouse is dependent when he or she makes less money than the other spouse.
Is a marital settlement agreement binding?
Marital Settlement Agreements, reached between the parties in writing and signed by the parties, become legally binding when approved by the court at the time of the final court hearing. Once approved by the court, such post judgment stipulations do become legally binding and enforceable between the parties.
Does reason for divorce affect settlement?
In reality the reasons for the divorce are generally irrelevant to the court and will not influence the outcome of the ancillary relief proceedings (when the marital assets are divided). Although this may seem unfair, the court must adhere to the rules set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.