Ex-wife and her cohabitant had a supportive relationship that would allow a reduction or termination of ex-husband’s alimony obligation. Where ex-wife lived with cohabitant in former marital home in a monogamous, romantic relationship that began after divorce, ex-wife paid all utilities, taxes, and insurances relating to home. Ex-wife provided cohabitant with a location where he could exercise his visitation rights with his minor children, loaned cohabitant money to purchase a vehicle, and paid for all home maintenance, upkeep, and supplies. Ex-wife paid for most of the food expenses, and cohabitant cleaned the pool, cut the grass, periodically washed ex-wife’s car, and helped with some chores.
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