Am I required to continue alimony to my ex-wife if she remarries?

It was in the final order that I pay until she is 65 but I did just have it reduced due to my retirement 3 years ago. She has been married for a few years now. I would like to remarry but do not want my new wife’s income considered in the alimony issue.

Asked on September 22, 2012 under Family Law, Michigan

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Custom and practice in the family law area is that when one spouse is paying spousal support for another under a court order and the spouse who is receiving spousal support remarries, the issue of continuing with such is revisted with the court.

As such, I recommend that you consult with a family law attorney about filing a petition to terminate or reduce the monthly spousal support you are currently under order to do.


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