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What is the Law in Kansas regarding Spousal support if you

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what is the Law in Kansas regarding Spousal support if you get remarried, is it automatically terminated upon remarriage, if there is nothing stated in the divorce documents about being terminated upon remarriage??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

As there is nothing stated in your decree as to what circumstances might result in a change in spousal support, the law allows a party to apply to the court for a modification of support at any time that there is a significant change in financial circumstances. This actually would allow for not only a reduction or termination of support, but also a potential increase under certain circumstances as well.

However, under Kansas law there are two circumstances under which eligibility for spousal support ends and those two situations are if either party dies, or if the receiving party re-marries.

So in your situation, if you were to remarry, your ex would be allowed to apply to the court to terminate paying spousal support.

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