Do I still have to continue alimony if my former spouse gets remarried?

Alimony can be reduced or terminated if the paying spouse can prove to the court that the recipient has entered into a “supportive relationship.” The conditions for a supportive relationship are given in F.S. 61.14(1)(b)2 and are as follows:

-The extent to which the obligee and the other person have held themselves out as a married couple by engaging in conduct such as using the same last name, using a common mailing address, referring to each other in terms such as “my husband” or “my wife,” or otherwise conducting themselves in a manner that evidences a permanent supportive relationship;

-The period of time that the obligee has resided with the other person in a permanent place of abode;

-The extent to which the obligee and the other person have pooled their assets or income or otherwise exhibited financial interdependence;

-The extent to which the obligee of the other person has supported the other, in whole or in part;

-The extent to which the obligee or the other person has performed valuable services for the other;

-The extent to which the obligee or the other person has performed valuable services for the other’s company or employer;

-Whether the obligee and the other person have worked together to create or enhance anything of value;

-Whether the obligee and the other person have jointly contributed to the purchase of any real or personal property;

-Evidence in support of a claim that the obligee and the other person have an express agreement regarding property sharing or support;

-Evidence in support of a claim that the obligee and the other person have an implied agreement regarding property sharing or support; and

-Whether the obligee and the other person have provided support to the children of one another, regardless of an legal duty to do so.

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