A man in Virginia is trying to have his alimony payments adjusted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 42-year-old former veteran of the Air Force wants the court to make an official ruling declaring that divorce courts are unable to utilize disability benefits when calculating alimony and spousal support payments.
The man was declared disabled by the state of Virginia after he developed post-traumatic stress disorder from working as a first responder at the Oklahoma City bombing site in 1995. As a result of this hardship, he was unable to return to work and began collecting disability benefits as well as unemployment from the state.
Each month, the man earns $4,400 in disability payments, and he has been ordered to pay $1,000 out of that amount to his ex-wife. The couple was married for almost 20 years, and in 2010 they officially filed for divorce. The veteran does not believe that his former wife should be receiving any of his disability payments in the form of alimony, and therefore he has been fighting the ruling.
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