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Alimony After Remarriage
paying alimony to my
ex-wife up until she got re-married. She briefly remarried, but she was able to
get that marriage legally annulled shortly thereafter.
Will I have
to resume paying her alimony since an annulment is basically akin to a marriage
divorce attorney Jennifer Paine:
alimony orders, alimony
terminates upon remarriage. End of story. It does not resume when the supported spouse
an ex-wife cannot divorce her second, home-body and poor husband and come back
to the first, hardworking husband for support because the second did not have
pockets quite as deep.
was intended to maintain the spouse’s standard of living until she remarried,
at which point she obtained a new standard of living with her second husband.
alimony orders can be as creative as the parties agree or the judge decides, so
long as the order is not against public policy. I have seen orders for lifetime
alimony that only terminates upon death – not remarriage to a second husband or
a third or a fourth.
two opposite extremes. Where does your scenario fall? You must read your order
carefully to determine where.
lawyer who can interpret the language is a must – otherwise, if you do owe
support but do not understand the order and fail to pay it, you risk accruing
alimony arrears or missing the deadline to object to reinstatement or ask for a
modification or termination.
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