I worked for a good part of the marriage but stayed home to raise our children. Eventually the family business failed and we declared bankruptcy and lost everything. After the divorce he was required to pay alimony but eventually the payments tapered off when our chronically unemployed son moved in with him. I didnt want to tear the family apart by having him arrested for non-payment so I survived on little money for years. Now Im elderly and need that alimony to survive. However, soon he will be going into a nursing home and they plan on keeping his whole social security check. I read online that social security allows garnishment for the purpose of alimony but when I called them they denied this. I think its unfair that his checks are so much higher than mine and think they should be equalized. Is there anything that I can do to garnish his social security?