Alimony may be modified if the recipient spouse lives in a supportive relationship with another person to whom the recipient is not related.
Factors to be considered in determining the existence of a supportive relationship are listed in F.S. 61.14(1)(b)1.
For example, whether or not the recipient spouse resides with the other person, how long they have resided together, the extent to which they have pooled their assets, and the extent to which they have supported each other are some of the factors to consider in determining alimony modification.
When the recipient spouse is found to be in a “supportive relationship,” the court is still entitled to consider the recipient spouse’s needs.
Once the living arrangement has been established, the recipient has the burden of proof to show that the need for support still exists.
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