What to do about divorce decree that doesn't allow overnight guests of opposite sex?
Divorce decree states no overnight guest of opposite sex in which the ex-spouse is involved in a relationship. What if the person is not a "guest" but rather an occupant on the premises, the only person that is involved in a long term relationship with the ex, and pays rent? Can the divorce decree state "No overnight guest of the opposite sex, except for John Doe?
If the divorce decree has already been entered, with this language, you'd have to make a motion to the court, to get the exception for John Doe; your ex-spouse would have to get a chance to oppose that motion and you can be pretty sure he would do just that.
Many family court judges would not find the distinction you want to make, between a "guest" and a co-occupant, something they would agree with. The obvious purpose of this language is to prevent cohabitation. However, if you marry John Doe, the decree would not prevent you from living together.
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