Are You Tired Of Paying Alimony?
Alimony is forever — or is it? In many cases, people are ordered by the Court to pay alimony for years and years into the future. In most cases, this can amount to thousands and thousands of dollars being paid out to an ex-spouse. Understanding alimony, how it works, and how it can be terminated is critical! This common question is one many divorcee have, and it is a question that has to be answered on a case-by-case basis. Alimony awarded by a Utah family law court may or may not be permanent, and determining the permanence of alimony may be difficult for individuals without legal backgrounds.
Understanding Your Rights After Divorce
With offices in Ogden, Lehi and Salt Lake City, Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates, has helped countless individuals in Utah understand their legal rights regarding alimony. In certain cases We can help you legally stop all of your alimony payments, allowing you to find financial freedom and move on with your life.
When Can a Utah Court Terminate Alimony?
Under Utah law, a family law court can rule for the termination of alimony due to any one of the following scenarios:
- Death: When either party dies, alimony payments cease.
- Cohabitation: If the alimony recipient lives with a new partner, or is cohabitating with an individual, alimony can be terminated.
- Remarriage: When a party receiving alimony remarries, he or she will no longer be eligible to receive alimony payments from a former spouse.
- Expiration: Alimony generally cannot last longer than the marriage. Therefore, if a couple was married for 20 years, the court generally will not award alimony longer than that period of time.
How We Help Our Clients
Although the list of the four above scenarios seems simple, proving a change after your divorce may be difficult without the help of an experienced alimony termination lawyer. Out of the above-mentioned options, the most common alimony termination option is ” cohabitation.” This is an excellent way to terminate alimony to an ex-spouse. If you think this may be going on, we have a team of experienced attorneys, professionals and private investigators who work together in a collaborative and efficient format to terminate your alimony obligation to your ex-spouse. We have helped countless individuals in this type of situation and are extremely experienced and aggressive on achieving the best possible results for our clients.
If you believe your ex-spouse is involved in cohabitation give us a call today to discuss how to terminate your alimony obligation! At the law firm of Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates, we help our clients prove cohabitation or handle the legal aspects of presenting death or marriage certificates to the court while providing the answers they need to their alimony-related questions.
Contact Our Firm Today
If you would like to determine your eligibility for the termination of alimony, you can do so by taking advantage of our offer for a free initial consultation. Schedule yours today by calling (801) 475-8800 or emailing us.