Spousal Maintenance Terminated Due to Remarriage

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

The firm successfully represented a husband in terminating his spousal maintenance obligation due to the ex-wife's remarriage. The Support Magistrate dismissed the husband's petition, stating that there was no basis in the Family Court Act to terminate his spousal maintenance obligation. The firm filed objections to the Support Magistrate's Order, arguing that public policy supports the notion that a party cannot compel support from a former spouse absent an agreement between the parties for spousal maintenance to continue after remarriage. In its Decision and Order, the Family Court reversed the Support Magistrate and terminated the husband's spousal support obligation.