Under current Connecticut law, alimony payers may try to modify payments if the recipient is cohabiting, but proving it is a nearly impossible standard. The statute for reducing or ending alimony upon a showing of cohabitation, requires the payer to prove that the couple lives together, and that there is a financially supportive relationship between them
If there is proof the couple has been cohabiting for at least 90 days, the attorney handling your file will have to petition the courts for the request to change your alimony judgment. However, you are responsible for providing the evidence needed to make your case. That’s where our certified, bonded and insured private investigators come into play.
We will conduct a surveillance for a period of four to six days. We attempt to obtain video of the third party’s vehicle in your ex-spouse’s driveway at night, late enough to determine that they will most likely be spending the night. We then videotape their vehicle early the following morning, showing that they will be waking up there as well. Our detectives will continue surveillance during that morning to attempt to obtain video of the third party departing from the residence in that vehicle, proving that the vehicle was not just parked at that address. We will check if the third party is receiving mail at that address, and run a utility bills search to determine if the third party has any utilities in their name at your ex-spouse’s residence.