But they have separate residences and don't share household chores or finances, Murray says, so she should keep receiving the alimony.Murray said the case is "worrisome" because if the ex-husband wins the battle, that would effectively bar divorced women in their 50s and 60s from dating, for fear they would lose their alimony.She lives in a separate house in Mendham Township and has a boyfriend who she says live elsewhere.
A family division judge in Superior Court in Morristown must decide that issue in the case of a Mendham Township man who is seeking to terminate his alimony obligation to his former wife.
Snyder contends the pair are living together, or are engaged in "cohabitation," under the legal term, so his client should no longer have to pay alimony.
Yvonne Kloehn's attorney, John Murray, says the pair have been dating regularly since 2008 and see each other about three times a week.
Arguing for termination of alimony on Wednesday before Judge Maritza Berdote Byrne, Snyder said he filed his original motion back in 2008 and filed another motion after the new law was passed.
William and Yvonne Kloehn, both now in their 50s, were divorced in 2007 after 22 years of marriage and he has been paying alimony to her ever since, according to attorneys.
However, following the enactment of New Jersey's Alimony Reform Act in September 2014 — which clarified several areas and gave payers, typically husbands, additional rights — William Kloehn's attorney, Thomas Snyder, has been pressing his battle to terminate alimony, because the ex-wife has a boyfriend.