If you were awarded alimony in your divorce, you likely rely on receiving these payments to maintain a certain standard of living. There are a variety of factors that could potentially impact these payments, including your relationship status, so continue reading to find out more about the circumstances that could affect alimony.
Dating and Alimony
After finalizing your divorce, you are likely to begin dating again at some point. Most are aware that remarriage will automatically terminate alimony payments. However, there are other changes in your relationship status that could have an impact on alimony.
Casually dating around will not affect your ability to receive alimony. That said, even if you never get remarried, getting involved in a serious relationship where you are cohabitating with your new partner may result in the termination of your alimony. The court will closely examine numerous factors to assess if alimony should be terminated.
Below is a list of some of the questions that will need to be answered:
- Do you live together?
- Do your family and friends know about your relationship?
- How long have you been in a relationship?
- Do you and your significant other share any assets?
- Do you both contribute to the household and its expenses?
Even if you are not living in the same home, the court may still determine that you are in a relationship that is similar to marriage based on the answers to these questions.
If you are the paying party and believe your former spouse should no longer be receiving alimony based on their relationship status, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to petition the court with a request to terminate these payments.
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