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What to Know About Terminating Alimony Due to Cohabitation

To learn how a private investigator can assist the termination of alimony due to cohabitation, continue reading and contact our Connecticut cohabitation investigator.

What is an alimony agreement?

Alimony is a common issue that can arise during and after a divorce. In many cases, one spouse is responsible for paying alimony to another spouse. Alimony can often be expensive or excessive, especially when the two spouses share custody of children and are responsible for those costs. Some spouses who are paying alimony may not be aware of the ability to reduce or eliminate alimony costs. When one spouse can show evidence that the other spouse’s circumstances have changed, and the court is unaware of the change, alimony costs may be reduced or eliminated. The most common “change in circumstances” is the other spouse living with a new partner.

What should I know about terminating alimony due to cohabitation?

If it can be proven that an ex-spouse has begun living or dating someone that has their own residence, this could be a mitigating factor to reduce or eliminate alimony that they are receiving. It is a misconception that an individual can receive full alimony and start seeing someone who has their own residence. Cohabitation investigations come into play in these circumstances. Attorneys who have divorce cases or individuals who are paying alimony may take advantage of these services to assist their situation.

To find evidence of an ex-spouses’ residence cohabitation status, private investigators will search for the following clues:

  • Sharing a residence
  • Sharing a vehicle
  • The new partner drives or watches over the alimony-receiving spouse’s children
  • Splitting costs of rent
  • Splitting costs of other residence expenses
  • Assistance with cooking, cleaning, yard work, and other house upkeep
  • Proving Cohabitation

The above factors are indications that the ex-spouse who is receiving alimony is also benefiting from financial and social interdependency. Red flags that a private investigator will look for include a car parked in the driveway every other night, the ex-spouse going on dates, evidence of another romantic relationship on social media, or evidence that the ex-spouse’s children are being driven or picked up by someone other than the ex-spouse.

Obtaining video of the ex-spouse’s driveway is considered some of the most effective evidence of cohabitation because it could reveal the ex-spouse leaving at night or the new partner arriving.

Private investigators can obtain evidence of interdependency and cohabitation in the following ways:

  • Surveillance
  • Tracking
  • Examining public records
  • Undercover investigations
  • Examining financial habits
  • Monitoring social media accounts

To get started with this process, give our Connecticut private investigator for lawyers a call today.

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