If my ex-wife recently remarried, do I still need to pay alimony?

Asked on August 2, 2015 under Family Law, North Carolina


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Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Usually divorce decrees that order alimony actually discuss end dates, like death, remarriage or another intervening event, like proof of more income, etc. You should contact your divorce attorney and review your divorce decree. If it calls for you to automatically stop payments if she is remarried, you may have to inform the court to update the decree or send notice to her and her counsel that due to her remarriage, your alimony payment ends.

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