BartSimpson wrote:There is a legal threshold for cohabitation that has not been met. Anyone who told you that simply living together is sufficient to prove cohabitation was absolutely not correct.
This answer is provided with an approach that isn't always from a place of compassion and the rather obtuse edges of the law.
^^^^^.....in a relationship equivalent to that of marriage. Very difficult to prove.iamthedad wrote:.....I've had people tell me that in CA simply living with someone at least has the potential to allow for a reduction or even removal of spousal support.....
BartSimpson wrote:Cohabitation is defined as a couple holding themselves out to the community as married. Essentially it is like common law marriage, where a significant period of time must have passed, there is commingling of funds, and the parties act publicly as a married couple.
It cannot be proven with evidence from outside the household. It takes proof like utility bills, bank records, social media posts, and witnesses who think of the couple as married.
Tom Kirkpatrick wrote:^^^^^.....in a relationship equivalent to that of marriage. Very difficult to prove.iamthedad wrote:.....I've had people tell me that in CA simply living with someone at least has the potential to allow for a reduction or even removal of spousal support.....
1) Dig out your decree, dust it off, and read it. What does it say about alimony termination and/or modification??
2) Also: Cost-benefit analysis:
Q: How much alimony remains to be paid vs how much it would cost to fight this in court??
Ans: Only 12 months left?? It's not worth it.
BartSimpson wrote:Well, if you want something to worry about, she could be married and you wouldn't know it.
California has the unique Confidential Marriage License that doesn't show in the public records. Not only could she be living with the guy, but she could be legally married to him and you couldn't prove it.
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