Are you still paying alimony to an ex-spouse that you suspect is living with a new partner? If so, there are steps you can take toward ending your alimony payments. The team at B. Lauren Investigations has the experience and resources to perform a thorough cohabitation investigation and uncover sufficient evidence to prove your case in a court of law.
What is a Cohabitation Investigation?
A cohabitation investigation is an investigation to find out if a person receiving court ordered alimony payments has begun cohabiting with a new partner, thus terminating any requirement for the investigating party to make future payments.
In 2014, New Jersey addressed the cohabitation situation with an alimony reform bill that was passed into law. The revised alimony statute can be found under N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. This statute breaks down the proof you will need to provide to the court in order to be granted an end to your alimony payments.
Through surveillance and other investigative means, BLI can determine whether your ex-spouse has established a common residence and/or a marital type relationship with a new partner and is benefiting economically from the relationship.
Starting a Cohabitation Investigation
At B. Lauren Investigations, we require a consultation to get an idea of your situation before we initiate our investigative work. When you reach out to us about a cohabitation investigation, we may ask you some of the following questions:
- Why do you suspect your ex-spouse is cohabiting?
- Are you currently working with an attorney?
- How long have they been living with their new partner?
- Does the investigation need to be completed by a certain date?
Over the course of our investigation, we will gather high quality, court-admissible evidence, such as any available documents that suggest a common residence and/or video proving that your ex is engaged in a marital type relationship. If you suspect your ex is cohabiting with a new partner, don’t wait any longer. A licensed private investigator can discreetly obtain evidence that will put an end to your alimony payments.