Terminate Wisconsin Alimony Orders
Stop alimony orders when spouses remarry or financial circumstances change
Sometimes modifying alimony is the right path other times terminating the support order all together is possible. Alimony is financial assistance from one partner to the other, which recognizes a homemakers or the lesser earning spouse’s contribution to the marriage. It is also a means to help the recipient move toward financial independence, but when it is no longer needed it should then be terminated and a motion to terminate the support order should be filed.
Terminate Alimony during Remarriage
One of the most common instances of a support order being terminated is due to remarriage. In Wisconsin, if the recipient of support gets remarried or it can be proven the recipient is in a marriage like arrangement the payor may seek to terminate the support order. This is accomplished by filing a motion to modify support and petitioning the court to terminate the support order based on the change in circumstances.
Terminate Alimony during Significant Financial Changes
Another often seen reason for a support order being terminated is a significant change in financial circumstances of the recipient. For instance if a recipient goes from unemployed to employed and makes an equal amount or greater as the payor, the court may find the significant change in financial circumstances enough to warrant a termination of the support order. This too would be accomplished by filing a motion to modify support.
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