I am paying alimony to my ex wife for 8 years. We were married for fourteen years. I've been remarried and now have a new son. I'm looking at removing alimony or putting an end date on it. Looking at seeing how realistic this will be. The final order states it will change upon her marriage or determination by the court. She does not keep steady employment and refuses to marry her long time boyfriend so that she can continue alimony.
You can ask the court to revisit alimony based on cohabitation. I'd suggest it's worth hiring a pro.
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Was she given a Gavron warning at the time of the dissolution? A Gavron warning is a fair warning to the supported spouse that s/he is expected to become self-supporting. This is frequently issued to the supported spouse at the time the permanent spousal support order is made You can bring this back before the Court under a Modification of Spousal Support. You should contact an experienced family law attorney in your area to assist you.
It is specifically depending upon many factors (Family Code 4320) but if your ex is living with her long-time BF there is a presumption that he is contributing to her expenses. Go ahead and file - the most that can happen is you are not successful (but no worse off than you are now). If possible, hire an attorney at least for limited scope to assist with, or review, doc preparation and appearance at hearing.
If she is living with her boyfriend, that would be a change of circumstances allowing for you to take her back to court. Eight years is more than enough time to became self supporting in most cases. Speak to a local attorney, it may be a worth going back to court on a termination.
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