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Health problems and alimony payments

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2019 | Alimony

In a recent post on our blog, we looked into some of the challenges that people face after losing their job with respect to alimony. However, there are many other reasons why someone may have a hard time making alimony payments. For example, someone may suffer from a health problem that creates financial hardships for a number of reasons. If you are currently experiencing a health crisis or anticipate a serious medical problem in the near future and you are required to pay alimony, it is very important to take these payments into consideration and understand your options.

Health crises can interfere with alimony payments in various ways. First of all, people may be hit with hefty medical bills that leave them penniless. Moreover, someone may lose the ability to work because of a health problem, which could lead to lost wages and a series of financial hardships that snowball out of control. There are many different reasons why health problems can interfere with one’s finances and this can also affect their ability to pay alimony.

Under certain circumstances, people are able to have their existing order modified. For example, someone who is struggling with a serious health crisis or a chronic illness may be able to have their payments lowered. This can be highly beneficial and help them avoid falling behind on their payments, which can lead to a number of consequences. If you are struggling with a serious health condition that has impacted your ability to pay alimony, you should look closer into this option.