My question involves a marriage in the state of: FLORIDA.
I earn middle class income and have been paying $1,200 permanent (modifiable) alimony to ex-wife for 14 years. Her wealthy parents died. A few months ago she received inheritance from her mother's estate (I estimate in hundreds of thousands $$$) and is awaiting for much more from her father's estate currently being settled (will end up with probably over a $ million plus monthly rental income from two commercial properties in the $ thousands monthly). She has agreed that she has no need for alimony anymore and will agree to have it terminated, but ONLY after her father's estate is completely settled and she receives all the proceeds and starts receiving the monthly rental income. She is claiming that she cannot receive a dime from her father's estate until it's settled and says that the inheritance she already received from her mother is for her to save for other needs (house remodeling, savings etc), while she continues taking alimony. I have not officially filed anything with the court to petition for alimony termination as I am afraid of attorney/court costs, but if I do, can she really claim in court that she wants to save the inheritance she already received while continuing to take alimony? I thought alimony was based on need and not meant to enable the recipient to accumulate capital?? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.