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Your Guide to Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida

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Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a contentious issue in many Florida divorce cases. If you are going through a divorce, you or your spouse may be entitled to an alimony award. As a result of the 1979 Supreme Court case of Orr v. Orr, alimony is gender neutral. By law, either… Read More »

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Florida Family Law Cases and Voluntary Unemployment

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A person’s income can matter a lot in a Florida family law case. Indeed, from property distribution, to spousal support (alimony) to child support obligations, the calculation of income will have a dramatic effect on the results of the case. Contrary to what many people believe, calculating income is not always a straightforward process…. Read More »

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Five Factors That Can Affect an Alimony Award in Florida

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Following the end of a marriage, one spouse may be obligated to pay the other alimony. Under Florida law, alimony is gender neutral, meaning either a husband or wife may potentially receive alimony. The amount and duration of any legally mandated alimony will always depend on the specific circumstances of the case in question…. Read More »

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My Ex Stopped Paying Alimony, What Can I Do?

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Unfortunately, many alimony recipients find themselves facing a similar question. Not receiving your support payments can be both incredibly frustrating and financially burdensome. The good news is that you do have legal options available. If you have been awarded alimony by a Florida court, you are legally entitled to receive that money in a… Read More »

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Florida Court Issues Instructive Decision in Durational Alimony Case

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Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District released an opinion in the case of Stark v. Stark. The case concerned whether or not the receiving spouse should have been entitled to durational alimony or permanent alimony. This case once again demonstrates the complexity of Florida alimony disputes. If you have any questions… Read More »

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Could Social Media Posts Affect Your Family Law Case?

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Social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become a major part of many of our lives. They can be a very useful communication tool. However, if you are going through a divorce in Florida, or any other family law dispute, it is important to remember that social media posts could have… Read More »

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Does a New Relationship Mean the End of Alimony?

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Following a Florida divorce, many people will eventually find themselves in a new relationship. If the spouse who is receiving alimony enters a new relationship, there could potentially be significant legal ramifications. Both parties need to aware of how this could affect any alimony obligations. If you have any questions about spousal support payments… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Hidden Assets

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In Florida, the assets of a divorcing couple are divided in an equitable manner. Put simply, equitable distribution means that the marital assets must be divided ‘fairly’. A fair division of assets is often not an equal division of assets, however. By nature, this type of asset division process is complex, but it becomes… Read More »

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Florida Alimony: What Are The Tax Implications?

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The tax consequences of divorce are often overlooked. A divorce, and any resulting alimony payments, could have significant tax ramifications. It is important that the tax consequences are thoroughly considered throughout the entire process. The last thing you need is an additional headache from the IRS. If you have any questions about spousal support… Read More »

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How to Modify Florida Support and What To Avoid

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The divorce process can be stressful and difficult to manage, especially if there are children involved in addition to property. After the former spouses start their new lives, each one must adhere to the divorce decree issued by the family law judge. Often the court-ordered document addresses several factors that were at issue, and… Read More »

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