Legal Question in Family Law in Texas

My divorce has been final for a little over a year. We were married 33 years, and he confessed to infidelity many times. He is remarried to a 24 year old he met on a mission trip. My question...He makes $140,000+/year. I am receiving alimony for 4 years at $30,000 and 4 years at $12,000 (a total of $168,000 over 8 years). He had a brand new car, and mine is 13 years old. He didn't want me working full time while we were married. I'm 59, and trying to find a job with decent compensation is not easy.

Can my divorce decree be amended or is it not worth the money and the effort? I'd like to receive additional alimony.

Asked on 3/19/13, 1:24 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Fran Brochstein Attorney & Mediator

Thirty days after the judge signed your Divorce Decree the court lost jurisdiction over your case. The matter is closed. I assume that you had an attorney representing you at the time. If you did not, then you should have hired an attorney. If you did, then you need to realize that life is just not fair and you need to make the best of an unfair situation. Of course, you are free to go back to your attorney and discuss this matter and see if the matter can be re-opened. Perhaps you can "guilt" him into giving you more money. However, I suspect that he will not give you many more money voluntarily.

I wish you only the best on your new life. I truly believe that you are on a new and wonderful journey, Good luck!

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Answered on 3/23/13, 12:24 am

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