The court may terminate an alimony award upon “specific written findings” that a “supportive relationship” exists between the recipient spouse and the person with whom the recipient spouse resides and to whom the recipient spouse is not related.
It is the payor spouse’s burden to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that a supportive relationship exists.
Previously, it was generally improper for the court to terminate alimony if the recipient spouse was cohabiting with another person, Buscemi v. Buscemi, 610 So.2d 674 (Fla. 2d DCA 1992), although the court could enforce an agreement that contained a cohabitation clause, Robinson v Robinson, 788 So.2d 1092 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001).
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