Will I lose my alimony if I move in with my man friend?

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Family Law, California

Answers:

Cameron Norris, Esq. / Law Office of Gary W. Norris

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Maybe.  Only if your former spouse finds out and brings an order to show cause to reduce the support order currently in place.  If you are cohabitating with someone, that could be legal cause to reduce your support. 

Under Family Code 4323, a reduction in support is rebuttably presumed if the payee is cohabiting.  So if you are living with someone you are romantically involved with, then the court would presume that they are shouldering some of the household expenses and thus your former spouse should pay you less support.

If you need further help with this or any other family law issue and are in Ventura County, feel free to contact me.

Best of luck.


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