Leah Messer, reality star of MTV’s controversial show “Teen Mom 2” is reportedly pregnant again and engaged to her boyfriend of six months. Jeremy Calvert popped the question to Messer over the holidays. Messer’s very messy divorce from her then husband and father to her twins, Corey Simms, was documented for the television show and spread across the tabloids. Messer and Simms were dating for a very short time before Messer found out she was pregnant with twins. The couple married after the twins were born, only to divorce a mere six months later in April of 2011. The news of Messer’s engagement to Calvert comes as a surprise to many and critics are outraged that MTV is airing the dramatic life of 19-year-old. Many believe it is sending the wrong message to teens and young adults. Full article.
In New York, spousal support is referred to as spousal maintenance. There is not set formula to calculate spousal maintenance. Instead, a court will award the maintenance on a case by case basis. Most often spousal maintenance will end if the receiving spouse remarries. Cohabitation may also be a reason to cease permanent maintenance. The cohabitation has to be of a long-term or permanent nature with the receiving spouse and his or her boyfriend or girlfriend sharing living expenses together. Staying overnight by either party a few times a month is generally not enough. Often times ex-spouses will intentionally not remarry in order to keep getting support payments, even though they have found a new life long companion.
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