family law

Can a person be “common law married” while legally married to someone else?

An older gentleman met with me recently to discuss his desire to end his marriage. Both he and his wife were on their second marriages. They had no children and only some jointly acquired property.  He told me that they decided to be Common Law married in 2010 so his girlfriend could get on his...
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Alimony Reform

Can alimony be terminated when a supported spouse lives with a romantic companion?

It is settled law that alimony will terminate upon the remarriage of the recipient. Several years ago our legislature added a new rule permitting the termination of alimony should the recipient cohabit with a romantic companion for a period of 90 or more consecutive days.  But what if a two people ...
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