I have a friend that is divorced, and as part of her settlement will receive alimony for 42 months which would terminate if she were to re-marry. She went to the bank the other day, and her ex-husband deposited the remaining amount of alimony as a lump sum, she is barely over a year into receiving alimony.
The question is–is this irrevocable? If she re-marries, can he come after her for the amount that he would not have paid? Has he hurt himself by doing this? He has communicated nothing to her, other than a note left with the bank deposit that it was for the alimony settlement. She suspects that he is doing it to avoid a tax burden from the sale of real estate that occurred in May. Is there anything specific that she needs to do (or not do) with this money?