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Common Law marriage and alimony?

Aurora, CO |
Filed under: Divorce Alimony

I am divorced and will receive alimony from my ex husband for 2 more years. I have been living with my fiance for almost 3 years. Can we be considered comon law married for medical benefit purposes from his employer if I am still receiving alimony?

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If you represent to your fiance's health insurer that you are common law married you will likely trigger an end to your current maintenance/alimony. If you remarry then your maintenance generally terminates. If your ex spouse becomes aware that you have remarried he may have a claim for repayment of all amounts since your common law marriage. You cannot have things both ways.

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