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Alimony Myths (and the Truth Behind Them)

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Alimony’s popularity as an element of divorce or separation agreements has risen and fallen over the decades, and the law prescribing its use is now in the process of undergoing change.  Perhaps these uncertain elements contribute to the existence of several myths concerning alimony, its use, its purpose, and the factors contributing to an… Read More »

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Slowly Moving Towards Alimony Reform

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Some legislators have been fighting for alimony reform in Florida for years.  In fact, alimony reform has been on the state legislature’s plate since 2012 or even earlier.  Last year, a bill passed the Florida House of Representatives but never reached the Senate for voting.  The year before, a reform bill reached Governor Rick… Read More »

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Negotiating Alimony with Your Spouse

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Coming to an agreement on alimony may be one of the most contentious issues in your divorce.  Without reaching an agreement, you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse will end up battling in court before a judge.  Time, cost, and even relationships can be better conserved by negotiating with your spouse to arrive at an agreement… Read More »

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Can’t Afford Your Alimony? What to Do Now

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You were doing just fine after the divorce. Terms were at least passable with your ex-spouse, you were making your payments for alimony and child support, and you were working on getting back to a new normal after a life-altering transition. But then your company downsized, or the recession hit, or your mortgage went… Read More »

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Changes Coming to Alimony in Florida

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Alimony is the payment that a family court judge may instruct an individual from a couple to pay to the other after a separation or a divorce. The idea is to ensure that both people experience economic effects from the divorce that are as similar as possible. Florida considers five different types of alimony… Read More »

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Bill Seeking Changes to Florida’s Alimony Rules Dies in Senate

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A bill that proposed an overhaul of Florida’s alimony laws failed to become law this session after the Florida Senate refused to consider the bill. The bill had already passed the Florida House of Representatives by a vote of 93-22. Under the proposed changes, alimony would have been based on a formula that took… Read More »

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How an Ex-Spouse’s Cohabitation May Affect Florida Alimony

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It is not uncommon for a person who receives alimony to remain unmarried – even if they are in a long-term, committed relationship – just so they can continue to receive those payments. If the ex-spouse is living with the new partner, Florida law allows evidence of that cohabitation, or “supportive relationship,” to be… Read More »

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New Florida Alimony Bill Submitted to Legislature

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Details of a bill seeking to revise Florida’s alimony laws finally became known last month when Rep. Colleen Burton (R)-Lakeland, submitted HB 943 to the House of Representatives. Among other changes, the bill, if passed as submitted, would alter the court’s determination of the amount and duration of an award of spousal support. Florida… Read More »

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Florida Legislators Mull Alimony Overhaul

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Florida lawmakers are again trying to change the way courts award alimony, the second attempt in three years. Florida Alimony Law Florida law currently provides several different types of alimony, also known as spousal support. The type of alimony awarded depends upon the specific need of the party receiving the payments. Permanent alimony. Permanent… Read More »

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