Can my ex-spouse ask for alimony 16 years after our divorce?

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Can my ex-spouse ask for alimony 16 years after our divorce?

We were separated 18 years ago; we had 3 children together. I was ordered to pay child support and temporary alimony during our separation. In the final divorce judgement I was ordered to pay child support but the alimony was dropped. We both did not waive the right for future alimony. My ex-spouse remarried a few years later and that ended in divorce after a few years after that. In a recent court appearance my ex-spouse inquired to the judge about alimony but he needed to see the final divorce paper.

Asked on August 19, 2011 New Jersey

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your former spouse after a period of 16 years post your divorce can ask for alimony from you. However from what you have written coupled with the fact that she remarried, the chances of her getting any alimony from you after all this time seems very remote.

I suggest that if you have any more concerns that you consult with a family law lawyer on the subject.


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