Advice


#1

Dear btcom:

Greetings. Are you paying alimony pursuant to a court order or a separation agreement? Also, have you advised her that you plan to stop payments because she is cohabitating?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

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#2

Alimony is being paid per separation agreement. I have not said anything about ending payments because of cohabitation. I am under the impression that because it is in the separation/divorce papers I am bound to it untilshe marries or time frame is up. Is there anything I can do to stop paying?


#3

Dear btcom:

Hopefully my last questions:

  1. Does the separation agreement say anything about cohabitation?

  2. Did you have an attorney assist you with the separation agreement?

  3. Was the separation agreement incorporated into your divorce decree? Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

I am divorced but paying alimony. Our papers say I am to pay monthly for 4 years or until she marries again. Since our divorce she has moved in with her boyfriend (and father of their baby). He pretty much takes care of all her finances and I don’t think she works and has not for about 8 months.

Is it worth the time and money to persue the idea being able to stop paying alimony since she has obviously moved on?