Richmond, VA asked in Divorce for Virginia

Q: how long does alimony have to be paid

went to mediation last year had papers drawn up. It says I pay alimony and child support. it doesn't list an end date to the alimony how do I get that?

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Sharon R. Moss

Answered

A: If there is no end date listed (or ending event) it is likely that the alimony is meant to be paid indefinitely. Consult an attorney who can review the agreement you may have signed.

Steve Miyares

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  • Norfolk, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It depends on the terms of any separation agreement you entered and/or the court’s order. If your agreement doesn’t specify an end date or other terminating condition, then it would likely be indefinite. Under Virginia law, generally spousal support would terminate upon 1) remarriage or cohabitation by the party recieving the spoisal support 2)or the death of the parties. However, the terms of the separation agreement can still require spousal support be paid even if the other party remarries. You should take any agreements and/or court orders and consult with an attorney to answer your wuestion based on the specific facts and curcumstances of your case.

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