Is my ex-wife required to tell me if she is getting remarried?
I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips on your situation.
There may be no requirement for your ex-wife to provide you with that information. Your state may or may not have a law that requires this information to be shared.
In Wisconsin, where I practice law, there is no law that would require this information to be provided. However, if two parents share joint legal custody and placement, then the presumption is that one parent is informing the other parent of major life events that would affect the children.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than tips on your situation, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.
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2 comments on “Does My Ex-Wife Have To Tell Me If She Remarries?”
I am not a lawyer but from my personal experience, it will all come down to what the language about stopping alimony in your order is. Generally that type of support stops when the person receiving payments, remarries. However, giving notice of the marriage is something that should be done as your order states and only reverts to what the law might say, if your order doesn’t specify how notice be given or what the time frame on it might be.
It is possible that, like child support being adjusted when a child turns 18 or graduates, it’s up to person making payments to ask for the modification. My guess is that you should be able to file and let the courts know about it the marriage yourself and I’d at least take the chance of asking for what you’ve overpaid back. Especially if there is anything that required her to notify you or any other provision in your order for the alimony to stop upon a certain event. Go over your order and get to know it front to back!
I just found out that my ex has been married for over a year and I’m still paying alimony. I am newly married and I feel I should no longer be obligated to pay her when she has a spouse that supports her as well. Please let me know what I can do to stop paying paying. I have a new wife to support and this is a big financial strain on us.