Can I Stop Maintenance After She’s Remarried?

Question:

How do I end maintenance now that my ex spouse is remarried?

My decree states that I had to pay for three years but says nothing about if she got remarried.

 

 

 

Answer:

Maintenance varies in every state.

It is not necessarily true that remarriage will trigger the termination of the maintenance.  If your Decree says three years with no provision for early termination upon remarriage, then you may be stuck paying for 3 years.

I would contact your divorce attorney to review your decree.
 

Tiffany A. McFarland is a Senior Attorney and Litigation Manager with Cordell & Cordell, P.C. in the Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri offices. Ms. McFarland practices exclusively in the area of domestic relations.

Tiffany is licensed in the state of Missouri and the state of Kansas and is certified as a Guardian ad Litem.

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