Do You Still Pay Alimony if an Ex Remarries in New Jersey?

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Alimony, or spousal support, is a court-ordered financial payment that one spouse must make to the other during the divorce process and, sometimes, for a period after. While the Garden State has few hard and fast rules regarding alimony, the length of the marriage and how dependent the supported spouse is will factor into an award. But now your former spouse has taken a big step in his or her new romantic relationship. If you need help modifying or terminating your alimony payments, please read on, then contact an experienced Bergen County, New Jersey alimony lawyer to learn if you still have to pay alimony if your ex gets remarried in New Jersey.

Does alimony terminate after an ex remarries in New Jersey?

Yes, the obligation to pay future alimony ends as soon as the supported spouse remarries or enters a civil union. You may also be wondering if your former spouse cohabitating would lead to a termination of spousal support. The answer is, possibly. The paying spouse must file a motion to terminate support and prove cohabitation. In the Garden State, this requires a long-term, romantic relationship, with a shared residence and finances. If a judge finds cohabitation, he or she may reduce or terminate alimony. Courts tend to reduce an alimony award by the amount of the cohabitant’s monetary contributions.

If your former spouse has remarried, or you suspect he or she is cohabitating with someone else, you should reach out to our skilled Hackensack, New Jersey divorce lawyer to discuss your next steps.

How can a New Jersey divorce attorney help you modify or terminate alimony payments to an ex?

Whether your former spouse has remarried or is suspected of cohabitating with another person, a qualified legal representative from our firm will help you uncover the necessary evidence – in the form of joint leases or a letter from their landlord stating that they live at the address, joint utility bills, individual utility bills and letters addressed to both of them at the same address, et cetera – and present it to the court in order to modify or terminate your alimony payments. If your former spouse has developed a cohabitative relationship with someone else, he or she is no longer legally dependent upon you. Our firm will apprise you of your rights and responsibilities as well as provide effective guidance so as to maximize your likelihood of success. Let us handle the legal work. Please give us a call today.

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