Can I stop paying spousal maintenance?

Can I stop paying spousal maintenance?

A spousal maintenance order will cease once the predetermined period of the order has come to an end. However, it is important to note that while the order is still in effect, either party can apply to discharge the order if there is a just cause for doing so, or can apply to vary the order.

What happens if I dont pay spousal support?

Unfortunately, until a spousal support order is modified in court, the payor, or paying spouse, will have to keep making payments. Not paying your spousal support may result in the court charging you with Contempt of Court, which is a serious charge that can result in jail time.

Can you get back pay for spousal support?

Retroactive spousal support is paid in the form of a lump sum. Ordinarily, lump sum spousal support is neither deductible to the payor, nor taxable in the hands of the recipient. There is now an additional method of resolving these tax issues in the case of retroactive support. In 2013, the Tax Court ruled in James v.