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Seeking Spousal Maintenance Termination Or Modification Based On A Supportive Relationship

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When a Florida court awards spousal support or alimony in a divorce, the spouse who is ordered to make payments may be required to make payments for a short period of time or permanently. However, even in situations where a person is ordered to make spousal support payments permanently, spousal support may be terminated… Read More »

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Viable Ways to Ensure Ongoing Alimony Payments

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Alimony is often a source of contention in any divorce. On one hand, the obligor may feel resentment at having to pay his or her ex spouse money simply because they got a divorce. On the other hand, the recipient may feel embarrassed at having to accept payments from his or her former spouse…. Read More »

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If My Circumstances Significantly Change, Will My Alimony Payments Change?

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In Florida, there are six types of alimony that a judge may order someone to pay: Bridge the Gap, Temporary, Lump Sum, Rehabilitative, Durational, and Permanent Periodic. These days, a judge will only award permanent periodic alimony when the marriage lasted for 17 or more years. Anything shorter than that is subject to durational… Read More »

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How To Calculate Your Alimony Payments In Boca Raton, Florida

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Alimony – also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support – is a major concern to couples going through a divorce. For the lesser-earning spouse, spousal maintenance is a means to maintaining the same quality of life as during the marriage; for the higher-earning spouse, spousal maintenance can mean giving up a percentage of… Read More »

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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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Existing Florida Alimony Law

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Alimony law in Florida is poised to undergo alterations soon. But in order to understand when and how Florida alimony will change, it is necessary to understand how Florida alimony currently works. Existing Florida alimony laws provide for five different types of alimony: temporary (while the divorce is still pending), bridge-the-gap alimony (short-term provisions… Read More »

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Special Issues in Same-Sex Divorce

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With the Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage was legalized throughout the United States. Up until that time, same-sex marriage was not recognized in Florida. While same-sex couples now have an equal right to marry (and, in turn, divorce) in Florida, there are still some special issues with regards… Read More »

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Tax-Deductible Alimony Payments: How to Ensure Yours Are Deducted

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Not all alimony payments qualify for federal tax deductions, but many do. If ensuring your alimony payments are tax-deductible is important to you, you must comply with the IRS requirements. There are seven specific IRS requirements imposed on alimony payments to ensure that they are tax-deductible, listed below: Payments must be made in cash… Read More »

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