Wheaton, IL alimony lawyerWhen a couple gets divorced in Illinois, one of the parties often must pay spousal support, or alimony, to the other. The amount of alimony payments and their duration are based on several factors, such as:

  • The length of the marriage

  • The income of each spouse

  • Which spouse has child custody

Sometimes a spouse is ordered to pay alimony indefinitely, and sometimes he or she must pay spousal support for a fixed amount of time. In either case, spousal support can be terminated in certain circumstances, such as remarriage. 

This article will discuss when remarriage affects alimony, though any questions about spousal support should be directed to a qualified Illinois attorney.

What Happens if the Payor Gets Remarried?

The spouse who pays the alimony is called the payor, and the spouse receiving the alimony is called the payee. If the payor gets remarried, he or she must continue making spousal support payments.