If you need help modifying or terminating your alimony payments, please read on, then contact an experienced Broward County alimony lawyer to learn if you still have to pay alimony if your ex gets remarried in Florida.
Does Florida have permanent alimony?
Yes, the Sunshine State does have a system for permanent alimony, wherein one spouse provides payments to the dependent spouse for the remainder of either spouse’s lifetime or until other conditions are met. However, it should be noted that receiving an award of permanent alimony is rare. In some instances, you may have to pay for an indefinite period, such as in the case of reimbursement alimony, but generally, alimony payments have a cutoff point.
Does alimony terminate after an ex remarries in Florida?
As it so happens, your former spouse need not go so far as to remarry in order for his or her alimony award to be terminated. If the court agrees that your former spouse is cohabitating, the judge can terminate alimony. For the record, in Florida, “cohabitation” is defined as the existence of a supportive relationship between a former spouse and a new partner. Neither simply living with another person nor having a boyfriend or girlfriend who stays over every so often qualifies as cohabitation.
If your former spouse has remarried, or you suspect he or she is cohabitating with someone else, you should reach out to a skilled Broward County family law attorney to discuss your next steps.
How can a Broward County divorce attorney help you?
Whether your former spouse has remarried or is suspected of cohabitating with another person, a qualified legal representative will help you uncover the necessary evidence – in the form of joint leases or a letter from their landlord stating that they live at the address, joint utility bills, individual utility bills and letters addressed to both of them at the same address, et cetera – and present it to the court in order to modify or terminate your alimony payments. If your former spouse has developed a supportive relationship with someone else, he or she is no longer legally dependent upon you. Our firm will apprise you of your rights and responsibilities as well as provide effective guidance so as to maximize your likelihood of success. Let us handle the legal work. Please give us a call today.
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