Case Summary:

Here, the material circumstances have changed since the judgment of divorce entered in 2006. Plaintiff’s gross and net income have both decreased since her waiver of alimony in 2006, even as her expenses and the cost of living have increased. Plaintiff used the child support to maintain a home and life for the children. Beginning in or around 2014 and until August of 2016, Plaintiff received rental income from her son and his fiancé who lived with her. She no longer receives any child support or rental income. Now, Plaintiff is unable to maintain a lifestyle approximating what she enjoyed during the marriage and filed the present complaint when she was no longer able to pay her bills despite her frugality. The Court has considered each of the factors and finds that the Plaintiff has a need for alimony and the Defendant has an ability to pay. [read entire judgment]