How long does a temporary order of alimony remain in effect?
The temporary order we have been following has been in place for well over a year while we await trial for our divorce.
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Nebraska and Iowa divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
Many states have alimony laws that govern spousal support and its termination in a final divorce decree.
Therefore, although a decree may be silent as to how alimony may terminate, the statute provides for the termination upon certain life events, such as death or remarriage. Beyond the life events of death or remarriage, alimony in the states I practice in can be modified by a material change of circumstance, including financial positions of the parties.
Where I practice, you would still need to file a Motion, Petition, and/or Complaint to stop or modify the support payments.
Based on the limited set of facts I have been provided, your issue is not with a final Decree, but rather a Temporary Order.
Temporary orders remain in place until further order of the court, or one of the life events discussed above governed by statute.
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Typically, absent one of these material changes, it would be imperative to have an attorney in the state where your temporary order was entered to determine your rights and discuss your options.
I strongly urge you to contact a family law attorney in your state as soon as possible to either attempt to modify the temporary order or move your case to trial.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.