Does alimony end when ex wife remarries?

Does alimony end when ex remarries

Asked on December 1, 2018 under Family Law, Tennessee

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

In TN, periodic alimony ends immediately upon remarriage og the receiving spouse; the paying spouse doesn’t have to return to court for a separate court order ending alimony. This means that they may just stop making payments on the date of the supported spouse’s re-marriage. That having been said, the paying spouse must still make any payments that are due as of the date of marriage. Further, typically the supported spouse’s remarriage doesn’t affect any lump-sum alimony owed to them; the paying spouse must still make the payment, tranfer property, etc.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

In TN, periodic alimony ends immediately upon remarriage og the receiving spouse; the paying spouse doesn’t have to return to court for a separate court order ending alimony. This means that they may just stop making payments on the date of the supported spouse’s re-marriage. That having been said, the paying spouse must still make any payments that are due as of the date of marriage. Further, typically the supported spouse’s remarriage doesn’t affect any lump-sum alimony owed to them; the paying spouse must still make the payment, tranfer property, etc.


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