Missouri Alimony / Spousal Support

Missouri alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

Missouri spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage.

Spousal support or maintenance in Missouri can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in Missouri

Missouri Revised Statutes section 452.335(3) states that the maintenance order shall state if it is modifiable or non-modifiable. The court may order maintenance which includes a termination date. Unless the maintenance order which includes a termination date is non-modifiable, the court may order the maintenance decreased, increased, terminated, extended, or otherwise modified based upon a substantial and continuing change of circumstances which occurred prior to the termination date of the original order.

Termination of Missouri Spousal Support

According to Missouri Revised Statutes section 452.075- When a divorce has been granted, and the court has made an order or decree providing for the payment of alimony and maintenance, the remarriage of the former spouse shall relieve the spouse obligated to pay support from further payment of alimony to the former spouse from the date of the remarriage, without the necessity of further court action, but the marriage shall not relieve the former spouse from the provisions of any judgment or decree or order providing for the support of any minor children.

Missouri statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Missouri statutes Chapter 452 Dissolution of Marriage, Divorce, Alimony and Separate Maintenance

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