fact that he is paying your daughter directly weakens your case because this is
presumably, money for your daughters benefit.
not told me whether you have been cohabiting or not. Forget legal definitions
for now as as you know whether you are cohabiting or not.
is no legal definition. A long-distance lorry driver may only live in the house
at weekends for two nights but still cohabit.
(a genuine lodger) may stay seven nights a week but it is not cohabiting.
court looks at all the circumstances such as whether you have a physical
relationship. Whether the other party has another address. Whether the other
party uses this address for mail and driving licence and car registration
documents. Whether bills are shared. Who does cooking and washing. Etc.
said, no hard and fast rule and what you cannot do is try to remove as many
things as possible to make it so that it is not cohabiting when it actually is.
If you will not admit to it( if indeed you are cohabiting), then the court will
make a decision as to whether it is or not.
do start cohabiting and he stops paying money, and you subsequently stop
cohabiting, you are faced with going back to court to reinstate the order.