Does Remarriage Affect Alimony Arrears?


I pay non-modifiable alimony and owe a substantial amount in arrears. My ex-wife is remarrying and I understand that my payments will end because of that, but will her remarriage have any affect on how much is taken out of my check for the arrears?


While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.

I would expect that the amount they are taking out of your check now for the arrears will remain the same until the balance that is owed as of the date of the month following your ex-wife’s marriage is paid in full.

Omaha divorce attorney Nancy Shannon
Omaha divorce attorney Nancy Shannon

So if you pay $500 a month now, and on the month following your ex-wife’s marriage you still owe $3,000 in arrears, there will be six more payments of $500

Family law is based on statutes that are state specific. I am licensed to practice in Nebraska and am not able to give specific and detailed legal advice regarding your situation. You need to contact an attorney licensed in your state who specializes in domestic litigation.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Nebraska divorce lawyer Nancy Shannon, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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