Enthusiastically supported by grass-roots alimony reform groups, a proposed Minnesota Alimony Reform bill (HF 1333) would require that payments end when the payee provides evidence of an ex’s cohabitation.
If passed, payers of alimony turned sleuths may want to include the presence of joint bank accounts, shared living expenses, recognition of the relationship by family and friends and the sharing of household duties as evidence of cohabitation in an effort to end their alimony obligation.
Minnesota is among a handful of states pushing for alimony reform. Massachusetts, bolstered by bipartisan support, passed sweeping changes in 2011. Illinois updated its laws in 2015, but has long considered the recipient’s cohabitation with another person on a “continual conjugal basis” a reason to end payments.
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