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Do I Still Pay Alimony If My Ex Gets Remarried?

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In Missouri, the general rule is that alimony (also known as maintenance or spousal support) terminates automatically upon the remarriage of the receiving spouse. However, there are some exceptions and nuances to this rule:

  1. Court order: If the court order or divorce decree specifically states that alimony will continue even after the recipient’s remarriage, then you would still be obligated to pay alimony after your ex’s remarriage.
  2. relationship akin to marriage, it can be grounds for terminating or modifying alimony, even without remarriage.

To be certain about your specific situation, it’s best to review your divorce decree or consult with a family law attorney in Missouri. They can advise you on the specific terms of your alimony order and whether your ex’s remarriage automatically terminates your obligation or if you need to take additional legal steps to modify or terminate the alimony payments.

At Raza Family Law Solutions, we practice family law effectively guiding clients through prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, modifications of prior judgments, and resolving child custody disputes. We also help families take a different approach to divorce with mediation and collaborative work.  Contact us for a consultation at (314) 408-5957.

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