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Benchmarks: Retiree risks alimony due to ‘cohabitation’
Ozzie and Harriet would faint dead away at the living arrangements practiced by both young and old in this new century. But for divorce attorneys, the question often becomes whether a client’s pairing with another individual has crossed the line into “cohabitation,” jeopardizing hard-won alimony. Last week, one state high court ruled that a retiree could lose her alimony, notwithstanding that fact that she and her boyfriend maintain separate residences and independent lives.