In divorce agreements, three circumstances for terminating alimony are frequently listed: remarriage, death and cohabitation. Death and remarriage are so easy to prove that an ex-spouse doesn't need court permission to stop payments immediately. But cohabitation is a much cloudier issue. A recent Connecticut Supreme Court appeal may clarify whether a cohabitation clause is more trouble than it's worth.
Cohabitation's Consequences Examined
The Connecticut Law Tribune
April 23, 2004