One question that many people have regarding alimony is whether they are still obligated to make alimony payments in the event that one of the parties gets remarried to a third party. If the party who receives alimony payments gets remarried to a someone else, they will typically no longer to be able to receive these payments.
In order to request a change in alimony, one must be able to show that there was a significant change in circumstances. Of course, a remarriage does fall under that category. However, there are a number of other potential changes in circumstance. Some of these may include that the receiving party began to cohabitate with a third party and no longer requires the assistance, that the paying spouse lost a job or became ill, among others.
It is very important that one does not simply stop making alimony payments without permission from the court. In the event that someone does stop making payments without permission, they may find themselves in further legal trouble that may result in garnished wages, among other consequences. If you have questions regarding spousal maintenance laws in New York, it is important to consult with an experienced divorce and family law attorney who can provide you with assistance.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.