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Bill would cause loss of alimony

December 7, 1999
By: Stacy Covitz
State Capital Bureau

A bill filed for the next legislative session would cause Missouri residents to lose alimony payments if they live with a partner for 2 years. Stacy Covitz reports from the state capitol.

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The proposed bill requires a court to decide if two people are living together to save money, or if they are in an intimate situation.

Missouri Representative Craig Hosmer says if a court finds the couple is in an intimate situation, alimony will be stopped.

Hosmer says payments might not be resumed if the couple ends their relationship.

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Contents: In Missouri, there are two reasons to recieve alimony: an agreement between parties or a court order. Depending on how the court order is framed, alimony could be resumed after a relationship like that is terminated.

Hosmer says the bill will be discussed in the next legislative session. From Jefferson City, I'm Stacy Covitz.

A bill filed for the next legislative session allows a court to decide if people who have been living with a partner can receive alimony. Stacy Covitz has the story from Jefferson City.

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The proposed bill would cause Missouri residents to lose alimony if they have been living with a partner for two years.

Missouri Representative Craig Hosmer says if a court finds the couple is in an intimate situation, alimony will be stopped.

Hosmer says many couples do not marry so they can legally collect alimony from a former spouse.

Hosmer says payments might not be resumed if the couple ends their relationship.

From the state capitol, I'm Stacy Covitz.