Can my ex-wife still receive alimony if living with a new boyfriend?

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 follow      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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