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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Bell v. Bell
Citation:468 N.E.2d 859
The parties divorced and their separation agreement provided that defendant would make significant monthly alimony payments to the plaintiff for a period of fifteen years or until the happening of either (1) the wife’s death, (2) the wife’s remarriage, or (3) the wife’s living together with a member of the opposite sex, so as to give the outward appearance of marriage. Plaintiff was residing part time at an apartment leased by a man identified as “J.R.” The judge concluded that defendant’s obligation to pay alimony had terminated because plaintiff was living together with a member of the opposite sex, so as to give the outward appearance of marriage.
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