The Effect a New Partnership Has on Alimony Payments
Upon the dissolution of a marriage, some form of spousal support typically follows. The spouse who earns a higher wage and has the experience, education, or opportunity to continue earning a significant income is usually held responsible for paying alimony at some fixed rate. If the parties privately agree to an amount and have it approved by the court, it will be as legally binding as a court-ordered decree. In any case, once an amount of alimony is determined and ordered by the court, the wage-earning party bears the responsibility and legal duty to pay the amount according to the schedule required by the Order.
Alimony may, however, be modified under certain circumstances. It may also be terminated if the other party marries or co-habits with another person.
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