You need to go back to your divorce decree and look for any conditions tied to payment of spousal support. Often, there is a co-habitation provision that stops child support in the event the payee is living with another person with whom they are romantically involved. The other provision you should look for is whether the court that issued the decree retained jurisdiction over the amount and/or duration of the support order. I would suggest talking to a local family law attorney to review the decree; better yet, if you were represented by an attorney in the original decree, contact their office. Good luck.
I would need to read your final judgment and any settlement agreement. Is this alimony or child support? I would advise you to speak with a Florida attorney if that is where the court hearing is taking place.
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