In California, the amount of alimony can indeed be influenced if the person receiving it begins cohabiting with someone new. This living situation can be considered by the court as a significant change in circumstances, potentially leading to reduced or even terminated alimony. Other instances that can impact alimony include:
- The spouse receiving support no longer needs it
- The spouse paying support loses their job or is otherwise unable to afford payments
- The spouse receiving support is not making a good faith effort to become self-supporting
- Child support has ended
As every case has unique elements, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP is available to answer any questions you may have on this topic.