Retrenched divorced director earning $16,000 asking for downward variation of $5000/month maintenance

Number of View: 382 Hi Gilbert, I was retrenched in January this year and have not been able to find a full time job since. Being 52 years of age and the last 12 years holding a Director position in the private sector, I know that it is impossible or close to impossible to get a job with the same salary and position. Accepting reality, I applied for various jobs, some outside of my experience and skillset, some with a salary that is > 50% lower than my last drawn salary, from sales to engineering work. I did not receive any response from the prospective employers. Fortunately, 3 years ago I invested in a small F&B business with an ex-colleague and this business is now my only source of income. In parallel, I continue to search for that much needed full time job. My 2nd problem (besides the 1st of still not being able to find a full time job) is that the monthly income from my F&B business is less than the maintenance payments which I have to pay to my ex-wife. My divorce was Decree Nisi in 2008 and I am under a Court Order to pay $5000 …

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