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    Nov 20, 2017, 07:34 AM
    After 35 years of paying alimony can I stop payments?
    I am 81 and after 35 years want to stop alimony payments in Ontario Canada. Is there a statute of limitations for this?
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    Nov 20, 2017, 08:08 AM
    The devil is in the details and you may need to consult a lawyer to show them to you.

    Alimony (Spousal Support) -

    How Long Must One Pay Alimony (Spousal Support)

    For longer-term relationships, as well as in cases where the parties’ have children, the courts generally do not place a time limit on alimony. This does not mean you’ll need to pay spousal support forever or that you’ll receive spousal support forever. It just means that courts do not want to engage in an exercise of gazing into a crystal ball too many years ahead to see what each spouse’s financial situation will be in the future. If you or your spouse’s financial situation changes materially – for instance when you retire, it is always open to you to go back to court to end spousal support or change it to a different amount of alimony.

    In short-term relationships where there are no children, particularly when the couple is young, alimony is normally time limited.

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