Many people remarry following divorce. If you are considering remarriage it is important to think about the following:
- If you have finalised financial matters with your ex-spouse, and come to an agreement that s/he will pay you regular sums of money (periodical payments) you will stop receiving these sums if you remarry.
NB if you are the person paying such sums and you choose to remarry, you will have to continue making these payments to your spouse unless s/he remarries or until the period specified in the Court order comes to an end.
- If you were the Respondent in the divorce proceedings with your ex-spouse, you will not be able to go to the Court and bring a claim for financial provision against your ex-spouse if you have remarried before bringing your claim.
- If you were the Petitioner in the divorce proceedings with your ex-spouse you cannot go to the Court and bring a claim for financial provision against your ex-spouse if you have remarried before bringing your claim, unless you asked for financial provision on the divorce petition.
- Either party to a divorce may start a claim for financial provision against their ex-spouse prior to their remarriage and continue it after they are remarried (if it has not already been finalised).
If you wish to finalise your divorce and remarry before bringing financial proceedings against your ex-spouse it is important to take legal advice about your specific situation before you remarry. Call our offices on 01392 421777 to book an appointment with one of our specialist family law advisors.