Does maintenance end if your former spouse remarries? Here in Louisville and across Kentucky maintenance is ordered to level the financial playing field between the parties during and after a divorce. Maintenance no longer provides the tax benefits it used to and is a substantial hit to any budget. Have you learned your former spouse is going to remarry?
So what happens? How long does maintenance last and does maintenance end if your former spouse remarries? In the vast majority of cases remarriage should immediately terminate existing maintenance obligations. In fact, most Louisville maintenance orders require the recipient of maintenance to notify the payor if they intend to remarry.
What happens if the recipient of maintenance remarries without telling the payor in order to keep receiving the money? This is a violation of Kentucky law and the recipient usually has an obligation to pay those funds back with interest.
Does maintenance end if your former spouse remarries when there is a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement in place? This is a different scenario than orders issued by a Judge during divorce. The terms of the specific agreement will answer the question of termination. If the agreement was poorly written or failed to address the issue of remarriage the payor may continue to have an obligation to pay maintenance.
Does maintenance end if your former spouse remarries? The answer lies in the documents governing the maintenance. This is why it is important to contact the divorce and family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd. We will review the specific orders and/or agreements in your case and provide sound advice and counsel. Learn more about our proven strategies to reduce maintenance or ensure it is ended if your former spouse remarries.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys.