If ex-wife passed away, do I have to appear in court to have the alimony order dismissed?

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If ex-wife passed away, do I have to appear in court to have the alimony order dismissed?

The probation clerk said that I will .

Asked on January 9, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The particulars as to the procedural aspects of the law in your state are best asled to an attorney that practices there.  But I will tell you that court clerks know a heck of a lot and rule tthe world, so to speak.  So if the clerk tells you that you need to appear - obviously you got some form of notice fromthe court, no? - then I would go.  And honestly I would advise a client to go any way to protect their interests. The order needs to be modified so you owe nothing the estate goes after you for so if it can be done by the surrogate (and really I am not sure that it can be; I would double check) in a proceeding already set up then better for you. Seek legal help. Good luck.


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