Family Law


What happens if your former spouse to whom you are paying alimony remarries?

Most states provide that if a person receiving alimony remarries, then the obligation to pay alimony terminates. For example, Alabama law provides that a decree for alimony “shall be modified by the court to provide for the termination of such alimony upon petition of a party to the decree and proof that the spouse receiving such alimony has remarried or that such spouse is living openly or cohabiting with a member of the opposite sex.”


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