GPNA Tip Of The Week: Alimony

If you are currently paying alimony and you believe your obligation ends upon the occurrence of a certain event, such as retirement or reaching the age of social security eligibility, consult your attorney before you stop making those alimony payments. Once the event occurs, you may still need the court’s permission to end or reduce the alimony payments.

If you are currently paying alimony and you believe your obligation ends upon the occurrence of a certain event, such as retirement or reaching the age of social security eligibility, consult your attorney before you stop making those alimony payments. Once the event occurs, you may still need the court’s permission to end or reduce the alimony payments.

This GPNA tip is derived from the South Dakota Supreme Court’s recent decision of Leedom v Leedom. In that case, the Supreme Court upheld an award of $87,000 in unpaid alimony because, without requesting the circuit court to modify his alimony obligation, the former spouse had stopped paying alimony after reaching the age of social security eligibility.

Read the Supreme Court’s decision here: https://lnkd.in/drfE3My

If you have any questions please reach out to attorney Stacy Hegge. 

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