Alimony After Divorce

If your divorce is final and absolute and your spouse made no claim for alimony then its too late for them to do it now at least in NC.

In general child support ends when a child is 18 if they are not in school, finish high school(and are 18)or reach age 20(even if they are still in HS). UNLESS you have in your divorce/seperation agreement a differant date. As for college payments if its not in the agreements then its not required (but good of you to do if you can afford it).


Dear Godsredeemed:

Greetings. There is no way that I can answer a question based on Louisiana law - it is so vastly different from NC law that it may as well be a foreign country. LOL - no really, my answers would not help you or have any bearing unless you are a NC resident. Speak with an attorney in your area and good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

I am Louisiana resident and have a two-fold question:

I have been divorced for over 2 years and my ex and I came to a mutual child support agreement. Alimony was not a part of this agreement. Since then, 2 of my 3 children have turned 18 and are in college, yet I have continued to pay the same amount as well as college tuition for one of them. What are my child support obligations for the 2 older children as well as the minor child?

Secondly, I have since remarried and I am wondering if my ex still has the right to file for alimony?

I do understand that the laws vary from state to state, but I appreciate your input.