How it used to be: Once the person receiving alimony got re-married, their alimony payments would stop. So receivers could live with their new partners while avoiding getting married to continue receiving their alimony payments.
“Let me ask you, if you were getting $50,000 a year in alimony, would you get married?” Hitner asked.
Now: Co-habitation suspends, reduces, or terminates alimony. “If someone co-habitates, they lose their alimony,” Hitner said.