Divorce & Annulment

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Question: I pay spousal maitenance monthly to Support Payment Clearing House directy, in the form of a check. The divorce decree that is on record has a date listed as the final date or last payment to be payed through January 31, 2019. Do I need to fill any additional closure documents or just send the last payment when due? It is not withheld from my paycheck. I write the check. Not sure if I need to file anything or if they get it per the decree.

Answer: Do not count on the order automatically terminating.  You need to file a Petition to Stop Income Withholding Order as set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 25-504.  The form you need is on the court's website in the self-service center.  If you live in Maricopa County, go to: https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/llrc/family-court-forms/ .  If you live in another county, go to:  https://www.azcourts.gov/familylaw,  locate the county where you live and download the form and instructions.

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  • I pay spousal maitenance monthly to Support Payment Clearing House directy, in the form of a check. The divorce decree that is on record has a date listed as the final date or last payment to be payed through January 31, 2019. Do I need to fill any additional closure documents or just send the last payment when due? It is not withheld from my paycheck. I write the check. Not sure if I need to file anything or if they get it per the decree.

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