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Under Illinois law, the paying spouse’s obligation to pay alimony ends immediately when the supported spouse begins cohabiting with another person. Cohabitation means that two people are living in a manner similar to a spousal relationship. Cohabitation is not an objective standard but one interpreted by the court. When the court is deciding whether two people are cohabiting or simply in a “dating” relationship, the judge will consider the following factors:
It basically boils down to whether the couple are making a home together or just roommates.
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