Miami, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: Can alimony stop after cohabitation in Florida?

I want to have a clause in my divorce agreement saying that alimony payments shall stop in case of marriage or cohabitation.

My soon to be ex says that her lawyer told her that it is not allowed in Florida. Is she right?

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Michael David Fluke
Michael David Fluke
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  • Dunedin, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Within a settlement agreement you can agree to any terms for alimony that are agreed to. With regard to the law, say if a judge were making a decision at trial, alimony terminates upon re-marriage and can be modified based on cohabitation. You would have to establish that there is a supportive relationship eliminating or reducing the need for alimony.

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Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is not just cohabitation alone. You must show that the party receiving the alimony is in a supportive relationship to either modify or terminate alimony.

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