You stated " I was order to pay $ 2,000/month for equitable distribution" and this part of your question is confusing. "Equitable distribution" has to do with division of assets and debts, or in simpler terms property settlement. If what the court in fact ordered was payment of $2000 a month for division of property that would not be modifiable because equitable distribution is not modifiable. I am going to assume however that you misquoted your court order and you were ordered to pay $2000 in alimony. You did not say if it was "non modifiable" but since it says until one of you dies, I will assume that it is modifiable. If your circumstances have changed, in that your ability to pay is less now than it was at the time of your divorce, or if your former spouses circumstances have changed in that she no longer needs alimony, then you can file a "supplemental petition for modification of final judgment" and as the court to terminate or modify your alimony. There is no possible way to predict the outcome, so you will have to decide if you want to take the chance that you loose and not only is your alimony not modified but you could end up paying your former spouses attorney fees to defend the action.