Payment obligations will ordinarily end with, the death of either spouse, or remarriage of the recipient spouse. Circumstances that can lead to a modification or termination include: the paying spouse being laid off or retired, the recipient spouse has a substantial increase or decrease in income, or the recipient spouse begins to live with another person (cohabitation). In a cohabitation case, the court may not automatically modify or terminate spousal maintenance, as it may consider whether the living situation looks like a marriage and if the recipient spouse is undoubtedly gaining financially.
If you are interested in pursuing or modifying spousal maintenance, Seymour Family Law will help you evaluate your case and take the necessary steps to protect your best interests in your spousal maintenance agreement. We strive to keep the cost of litigation and the stress of the courtroom to a minimum by finding suitable agreements outside of court. However, if we can’t come to an agreement outside of the courtroom, we are very poised trial attorneys and will fight for what you legally deserve.