What happens if alimony stops based on the cohabitation of the recipient if the cohabitation ends? In the recently-decided case of Quinn v. Quinn, a New Jersey appeals court held that alimony could resume since Ms. Quinn’s cohabitation had ended and she was in renewed need of support from her former husband. The ruling was particularly interesting since the Quinn’s Marital Settlement Agreement specifically stated that alimony would “terminate” if Ms. Quinn cohabited. There was no mention of suspension, much less reinstatement of alimony. Nonetheless, the court exercised its power to ensure fairness since Ms. Quinn was once again financially dependent on her receipt of alimony. The lesson of the case is that even when divorcing parties seek to address all issues, circumstances may occur which make their Agreement subject to a court’s “equitable jurisdiction” and lead to results which neither of them expected.