Posted on May 3, 2021

Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P.

What Is the Duration of Spousal Support?

If the judge awards temporary support while the divorce is pending, the order terminates when the judge finalizes the divorce.

Rehabilitative, or temporary post-divorce support, is typically short-term and ends on the date ordered by the judge. The court might instead set a future event, such as the completion of a degree program, as the end date.

If the supported spouse needs spousal support beyond the end date, the spouse can request that the judge grant an extension. Permanent spousal support, unless otherwise specified by the court, is indefinite.
Regardless of the terms of spousal support, if the supported spouse remarries or cohabitates, the court will automatically terminate the reward. The same is true if either spouse dies.

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