How to Qualify for Rehabilitative Alimony

May 1, 2019

How to Qualify for Rehabilitative Alimony If a married couple decides to file for divorce, one party may be eligible to receive alimony or “spousal support.” Alimony is defined as financial assistance provided by one spouse to another during divorce proceedings and after the divorce is final. In Florida, there are...

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Can You Get Alimony if You’re Not Yet Divorced?

March 16 2019

Alimony Before Divorce When a marriage can no longer be saved, some couples opt for separation instead of divorce. A separation is often the preferred option for couples either looking to take a break in order to repair their marriage, whose religious convictions oppose the dissolution of marriage...

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Am I entitled to alimony?

January 3, 2019

Am I entitled to alimony? Florida’s alimony statute is found at § 61.08, F.S. Either party in a marriage may be entitled to some form of alimony. Florida courts have long recognized three types of alimony: Bridge-the-Gap (transitional short-term alimony which cannot exceed two years and cannot be...

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How to Protect Your Rights to Alimony

November 13, 2017

How to Protect Your Rights to Alimony For many couples, divorce does not necessarily mean the end of the relationship. There are a lot of complex factors involved such as children, property, and finances that need to be addressed even after the marriage is over. One of the most complicated and continuous factors...

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What to Look for to Establish a Supportive Relationship in Florida

April 25, 2017

What to Look for to Establish a Supportive Relationship in Florida You are looking to modify alimony, reduce alimony, or decrease the amount of child support you pay to your spouse or former spouse. How do you go about minimizing the money that comes out of your wallet...

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Alimony Awards for Spouses in Need of Support

November 1, 2016

Alimony Awards for Spouses in Need of Support Alimony (also known as spousal support) is the support granted from one ex-spouse to another either during or after a divorce, to financially support children, living costs, and other expenses. Settling alimony can be a daunting and drawn-out process, and you want to ensure ...

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Alimony And Social Security Retirement Benefits

July 3, 2016

Alimony And Social Security Retirement Benefits Much like the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration has a process for garnishing an individual’s social security retirement benefits where unpaid support has been reduced to a judgment . Section 459 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 659)...

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Death of a Party Post Divorce - What to do about Alimony and Child Support

March 30, 2016

Alimony is generally defined as financial assistance provided by one spouse to another, during and after a divorce. In Florida, either a husband or a wife may be eligible to receive alimony – also known as “spousal support” or “maintenance.” Whether you are entitled to temporary or permanent alimony or support will depend upon the individual circumstances of your marriage. An award of alimony...

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Child Support, Alimony and Taxes in Florida

January 15, 2016

Child Support, Alimony and Taxes in Florida Child support is not taxable in Florida as income—alimony on the other hand may have some tax benefits. The individual paying alimony in Florida may receive tax benefits for paying this alimony; however the recipient does not and must report this money ...

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Long-Term Marriages and the Dreaded "A"

December 1, 2014

Long-Term Marriages and the Dreaded 'A' Child support is not taxable in Florida as income—alimony on the other hand may have some tax benefits. The individual paying alimony in Florida may receive tax benefits for paying this alimony; however the recipient does not and must report this money ...

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Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Florida - Strategies for Coping with the Recent Changes to Florida’s Alimony, Time-Sharing, and Child Support Laws

July 5, 2011

Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Florida - Strategies for Coping with the Recent Changes to Florida’s Alimony, Time-Sharing, and Child Support Laws In my practice I represent clients in all types of alimony and child support cases. Three statutory changes that I believe have had the most significant impact on both my clients and on...

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Changes to Florida Family Law - Alimony

July 4, 2011

The Florida Legislature’s extensive revision of Chapter 61 has included important changes to Florida’s divorce and family law statutes, particularly in the area of alimony. Florida’s alimony statute is found at § 61.08, F.S. Where Florida courts have previously recognized three categories of alimony: Bridge-the-Gap, Rehabilitative, and Permanent...

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