Does living together with a new partner impact the amount of alimony received in California?

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.