Pittsburgh, PA asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania

Q: If my ex is cohabiting, will it affect alimony?

I have been paying alimony for over 15 years and my ex refuses to marry her boyfriend in fear of losing some alimony. She has been cohabiting for over 6 years though. I am in Pennsylvania, and wondered if I can lower my alimony payments. Our divorce decree states I pay $700 per month, unless she remarries in which case it drops to $500. Do I have a shot at reducing my payments?

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Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush
  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It depends if your divorce decree includes cohabitation. If it does, then very possibly. If it doesn't, you should still consult with an experienced family la attorney, but from where I stand, it doesn't look hopeful based on what you've said.

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