How long do I have to wait after he stops paying alimony to go afther him?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

I have been receiving alimony weekly since 1990. Now that my ex is turning 65 next June he is trying to just stop paying me my alimony. I told him you can’t do that without taking me back to court.and that i will take him to court if he stops paying me. I live in Anoka, Minn. How long do I have to wait afther he stops paying me to go afther him?

State: 
Minnesota

Answer: 

Section 518.64 of the Minnesota Statutes concerning Termination of Alimony states that: Unless otherwise agreed to in writing or expressly provided in the final divorce decree, the obligation to pay future alimony is terminated upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. This means that your spouse cannot simply stop paying alimony when he feels like it regardless of his age or employment status. If your spouse refuses to pay you can take immediate legal action as soon as he misses a payment. Orders to pay monthly alimony have the same force as all court orders and failure to pay can trigger a contempt charge. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. By submitting your question to Divorce.com, you are not creating an attorney/client relationship with Ms. Jaffe or with any of the other attorneys listed on this site.

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