When does Spousal Maintenance Terminate?

Spousal support ordinarily terminates when the recipient remarries or dies. But other termination dates are also possible. Support may terminate on a specified date, as when scheduled to continue for a definite period. Support may also terminate with the recipient’s cohabitation with a partner. The court may require that a life insurance policy guarantee that spousal maintenance payments continue for the entire ordered period, even if the obligor is deceased.