Thursday, July 20, 2017
As a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, I am often asked by clients about cohabitation support. When someone asks me about their spouse living with somebody, or having a boyfriend and still paying alimony, the term is called cohabitation. So if your ex-spouse is living and found to have been cohabitating with an individual, the court has the right to either suspend or terminate their support obligation.
There are 7 factors that the court needs to see, in order to come up with a decision to suspend or terminate the alimony you’re paying. The one factor that I always talk about is the most known factor, the recognition of the relationship in social circles. This means anything through social media that can prove these folks are in a relationship.
So does this mean you since you’re receiving alimony that have a relationship with someone and start over? No you definitely can but there is a little grey area when your receiving money support. If you are sharing bank receipts with an individual, and having them come over and act like a husband or wife, then there’s going to be some arguments that your spouse will make against to terminate and/or suspend the alimony.
Do you think your spouse is cohabitating with another significant other and is still receiving alimony? Contact our experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyers.
This educational blog was brought to you by Christopher Leon Garibian, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer.