Generally, alimony is only terminated if the receiving spouse remarries or dies. However, changes in the law in 2005 mean it may be easier to request termination. Currently, the law states if the receiving spouse is living with a non-family member in a supportive relationship, there may be a basis for modifying alimony.
It is important to note that before a supportive relationship is proven, one must be able to demonstrate the person receiving alimony is either receiving or providing financial support to another. For example, if two people are sharing a home and they are each responsible for their own living expenses, this may not be considered a supportive relationship.
The laws on terminating alimony are complex and in some cases, modification may be more appropriate than termination. However, before determining which method is most appropriate for your circumstances, you should talk with an attorney with experience handling alimony termination cases. The Tavares, Florida law office of Keedy and Vasti, P.A. provides assistance with requests for termination of alimony for residents of Lake, Sumter, Marion, Orange, and Seminole County.