Me: Can we change the divorce decree?
SH: I don't want to. She's old. What's she going to do?
Me: That's not my problem. But if she's getting [social security] disability, we ought to be able to reduce the alimony.
SH: It's not in the decree.
Me: I think the lawyers were on her side. There's nothing in the decree about her making a good faith effort to find work and apparently, that is a standard clause to include.
SH: We shared the lawyer and this was a standard document.
Me: No, I think they were on her side. The next time you get divorced, you need to get your own lawyer.