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Tag Archives: Florida Spousal Support

Proposed Changes to the Alimony Bill in 2017

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Florida’s alimony laws are always undergoing changes and modifications, most likely in order to catch up with the times. For a long time, Florida’s alimony laws were outdated, and heavily favored women. However, Florida has come a long ways in recent years, and tries to make alimony support awards as fair and reasonable as… Read More »

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What Becomes of Your Veterans’ Benefits in a Florida Divorce

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Many U.S. veterans are concerned about what will become of their VA benefits in a divorce, and they worry about how much of their VA income they will lose to property division, alimony, and child support. While each state has its own laws governing divorce and support payments, the laws governing VA benefits are… Read More »

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The IRS’s 7 Rules for Alimony

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Alimony in Florida is changing.  Luckily, however, the IRS’s federal rules remain the same.  While not terribly complicated, the consequences for incorrectly complying or failing to comply can be harsh, and can also result in bureaucratic tangles.  Further, the ability to deduct alimony payments is an important benefit for alimony payees, an opportunity that… Read More »

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What Prenuptial Agreements Can Do

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With the public becoming more aware of the rising divorce rate, prenuptial agreements are increasing in popularity. Prenuptial agreements can specify in advance some elements of marital and, if necessary, post-marital life, and can allow spouses to reap the benefits of efficient spousal arrangements and to avoid disagreement and strife later on. Here are… Read More »

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Should You File for Simplified Divorce?

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Filing for divorce can be a stressful process. If you have read about or heard of Florida’s simplified divorce process, an alternative to the traditional divorce process, it may immediately seem tempting to select that route. But not everything simplified is in your best interests. Simplified divorce suits some couples far better than others,… 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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