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Domestic Relations Law 248
DRL 248: Modification of judgment or order in action for divorce or annulment

Domestic Relations Law 248

Modification of judgment or order in action for divorce or annulment.

Where an action  for  divorce  or  for  annulment  or  for  a  declaration  of  the  nullity of a void marriage is brought by a spouse,  and a final judgment of  divorce  or  a  final  judgment  annulling  the  marriage or declaring its nullity has been rendered, the court, by order  upon  the  application  of  the  payor  on  notice,  and on proof of the  marriage of the payee after such final judgment, must modify such  final  judgment  and  any  orders  made  with  respect thereto by annulling the  provisions of such final judgment  or  orders,  or  of  both,  directing  payments  of  money  for  the  support  of  the  payee. The court in its  discretion upon application of the payor on notice, upon proof that  the  payee  is  habitually  living with another person and holding himself or  herself out as the spouse of such other person, although not married  to  such  other  person,  may modify such final judgment and any orders made  with respect thereto by annulling the provisions of such final  judgment  or orders or of both, directing payment of money for the support of such  payee.

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