Q: I'm in Illinois & approaching my last maintenance payment. My payroll department says they need an official end date?
In order to be proactive, I have contacted my payroll department at my place of employment to determine what I need to terminate the maintenance. I have been employed there the entire time I have paid the maintenance. They have told me they need a "release" form or some sort of document that has an end date for the payments. However, my divorce decree states the following:
"2(b). Husband shall pay to wife the sum of $712.50 per month as and for maintenance to Wife for a period of 96 months..."
2(c). Husband's obligation to pay maintenance shall automatically terminate upon any one of the following events: (a) upon payment of (96) monthly installments referenced above; ...)"
Payroll as well as myself clearly has a record of the payments I have made. Shouldn't my divorce decree be enough to stop the payments after I have made my 96th payment? Why would I have to go back to court if my decree clearly states that it should automatically terminate after 96 payments?
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