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A settlement from a car accident should not terminate spousal support unless it's enough for you to live on. Your former spouse would have to file a Motion to Terminate Spousal Support and show the judge that you have enough to live on going forward. You don't automatically lose support just for getting a settlement from a car accident. If he just stops paying, you can file an Order to Show Cause and Affidavit for Contempt, asking the judge to penalize him for not paying.
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