Do I lose alimony if I live with someone?
Most states will authorize reduction or termination of alimony upon cohabitation only if the cohabitation significantly decreases the recipient's need for support. In still other states, alimony will not be affected should the spouse who receives it begin living with someone.
Does domestic partnership affect alimony?
In California, support payments between registered domestic partners are treated the same as spousal support. Federal tax law mentions spousal support payments, not partner support. It is important to talk with a lawyer or accountant who is knowledgeable in this area and about income, property, and other taxes.
What qualifies someone for alimony?
In most cases, only persons who have been involved in a marriage of a “longer duration” (usually over 5 years) are qualified for spousal support. Also, the court will take into account several factors when making the support determination, including: The earning capacity of each spouse.
Does alimony change if income changes?
If a spouse receiving alimony has a substantial increase in income, the payor can request a downward modification of support based on the change of circumstance. An increase in income is not the only reason one can modify support due to changed circumstances.