Life after a bitter divorce can be a big sigh of relief. Often times, newly divorced people find love again. But, sometimes finding new love does not always equate to remarriage. Case in point: Kevin Federline. Reports through the media are stating that Kevin refuses to marry his long time girlfriend, Victoria Prince, just so that he can continue to collect his spousal support payments from his ex-wife, Britney Spears.
In California, spousal support is payable by one party to the other until death of either party, remarriage of the recipient spouse, or further order of the court. Additionally, cohabitation is also a means to stop the payment of spousal support but often times, it is difficult to prove. Based on California spousal support law, should Kevin Federline marry is long time girlfriend, his receipt of spousal support will end by operation of law. Kevin is currently receiving $20,000 per month in spousal support plus an additional $15,000 per month in child support. That is a huge chunk of change and its a benefit to the recipient spouse to sit around and collect his money.
On another note, Kevin and Britney were not married for 10 years or more so I suspect that Kevin’s spousal support monies will elapse soon. He really should not be receiving lifetime California spousal support.
For more information on divorce and spousal support, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.