Question Details: My e-husband has unrecorded money earned and is aquiring a lot of real estate and vehicles in less than 2 years. He only shows that he makes $1935 a month. He agreed to pay the morgage of $577 instead of alimony. We were married for 42 years and I paid our home with a medical settlement; all he had to pay was $22,000 and he just took equities for personal things on the mortgage. He has been putting up additions and garages since he left, so I figure at $25 an hour 5 days a week for an average of 7 months he is making a nice chunk of money and I should get some alimony. I am supposed to make do with my small disability check of $858 a month. Do I have a leg to stand on if I appeal this?
If he hid money or income while you were married and during the divorce, that would potentially be grounds for an appeal--based on the fraud he committed by hiding or understating his income at that time. However, if he was not hiding income during your marriage or at the time of your divorce but rather has started making more money since your divorce, there is nothing to do: the amount of alimony or other payments you receive is determined at the time of the divorce, and you are not entitled to more because your ex is doing better financially.
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