5 months ago Mike got divorced.
It was a 15-year long marriage. For much of it Mike was unemployed. Eileen had had enough. Eileen had to pay Mike alimony based on their respective earnings, earning capacities and work histories.
5 months later Mike won $273 million dollars in the New Jersey lottery.
Upon learning of the win, Eileen said “He’s not appealing to me all of a sudden because he has this money.”
Mike responded, “$270 million does not make me appealing to her — that’s what she said?”
“It’s over with…I just want her to stop being in my life.”
While it appears no amount of money could salvage this relationship, Mike plans to salve his wounds with a new pickup truck, a vacation and listening to his lawyer.
Eileen has a basis to modify and possibly terminate her alimony obligations to Mike. Win, win.
Matthew Thompson is an Alimony Lawyer in Mississippi which just approved lotteries. Get ready!