Hmmmm…good question. If it’s in your divorce decree ordered by court, I’m not sure what the rules are for changing that due to cohabitation. Normally, cohabitation = end of alimony (as it should be in my opinion). I can’t believe he signed such an agreement.

If alimony is in a court order he may be able to move to terminate it and will be successful if you are co-habitating. If you have a separation agreement and it does not say that he can stop paying alimony upon your cohabitation, then he cannot stop paying. However, this la may change sometime in the future.

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My ex husband cheated on our marriage and he pays me alimony until I die, he dies or I remarry. He now wishes to quit paying the alimony because someone is living with me. Does he have any legal grounds to quit paying the alimony? This was all set and agreed in our separation and divorce.