In a divorce proceeding, alimony may be granted to one of the spouses. Alimony requires the wealthier partner to financially support the dependent partner through periodic payments. This arrangement often continues until the financial situation of the dependent partner changes. The remarriage of the alimony recipient can alter the conditions of alimony payments.
When you have questions about alimony, the knowledgeable Oceanside divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, may be able to help. Call us at 760-722-7646 to find out more about alimony payments and the effects of remarriage on your divorce settlement.
Does Remarriage Nullify an Alimony Agreement?
Different alimony contracts have different clauses. Certain types of payments, such as child support, may be unaffected by remarriage. In some cases, however, all payments may be subject to modification. The specific circumstances of your alimony agreement will determine how remarriage affects your payments. Remarriage can provide a basis for:
- Ceasing alimony payments
- Decreasing the amount of alimony owed
- Altering the frequency of alimony
Generally, these changes do not take effect automatically upon remarriage. One or both ex-spouses may need to take action to revise the alimony agreement in accordance with new financial realities. This process can be complicated, and will require case-specific solutions. An experienced spousal support lawyer may be able to ease the transition into a new alimony agreement.
Call the Oceanside divorce lawyers at Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, to learn more about this important financial aspect of divorce and remarriage. We have years of experience helping clients understand the legal ramifications of major life decisions such as divorce and remarriage. You can discuss your situation with a spousal support attorney by calling 760-722-7646.