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Health insurance is often tied to one spouse's employment; in such cases, it's common for the support obligation to include payments for contributing to the cost of medical insurance. It's also sometimes possible to extend coverage to a former spouse under COBRA for three years following a divorce, so if you're nervous about medical benefits, this is something you should look into.
Q: Do I have to pay alimony to my wife if she left me for another man?
A: Unfortunately, you still might. It's one factor some courts may consider - but a more significant factor is her need and your ability to pay. Other factors are whether she is living with the man or not, whether he is supporting her, and whether she'd be using your alimony to support him. This would typically be decided by a court hearing.
Q: I receive alimony. What happens if he dies?
A: The spouse receiving support payments should make sure there's some security in place, like life insurance, to ensure that if the paying spouse dies, the surviving spouse will receive some kind of lump-sum payment. Alimony ends absolutely upon death.