What is the official end date of my alimony?

I have been receiving alimony from my ex for the last 10 years and this is the last year that I am to receive it. I was wondering what is the actual official date that it should end? The divorce agreement was written up in July with a July 1, 2016 date as the last payment date. However, our divorce wasn’t final until September 11, 2006, making the 10-year date, Sept. 11, 2016. So which date is the actual, legal end date?

Asked on July 1, 2016 under Family Law, North Carolina


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The language in your divorce agreement determines the date that your spousal support ends; not the date that your divorce agreement became final.
Your divorce agreement is a contract. A date set forth in a contract for performance of a duty is controlling as to when that is to occur even though the contract is signed later.

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