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Could Florida Ban ALL Alimony in the Future?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Most residents of Florida are already aware of the State’s recent ban on permanent alimony, but could lawmakers eventually go even further and ban the entire practice of alimony altogether? This is certainly possible, and critics have referred to alimony as an antiquated concept for decades. Generally speaking, legal changes occur in incremental steps… Read More »

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What if Your Ex Isn’t Trying to Accomplish Anything During Rehabilitative Alimony?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Although rehabilitative alimony in Florida gives receiving spouses valuable financial support after divorce, these spouses cannot simply sit back and achieve nothing during this process. In Florida, rehabilitative alimony comes with clear conditions. If the receiving spouse fails to meet these conditions, then they may stop receiving payments. What should you do if you’re… Read More »

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When Does Rehabilitative Alimony End in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

With the end of permanent alimony in Florida, many spouses are now taking the prospect of rehabilitative alimony much more seriously. This type of alimony specifically helps dependent spouses “get back on their feet” and regain financial independence after a divorce. These dependent spouses face the real prospect of financial ruin if they fail… Read More »

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Surprising Benefits of Marriage in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you’re planning on getting married in the near future, you might want to consider signing the contract in Florida. The Sunshine State is probably best known for attracting retirees, but a new set of laws may make this a logical destination for fiancées. Perhaps most crucially, a marriage contract signed in Florida could… Read More »

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The Dangers of Paying Lump-Sum Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are approaching a divorce in Florida, you might feel tempted to provide your ex with a lump-sum alimony payment. Your logic might be to “get it over with” and part ways with your ex without ever having to deal with them again. Seeing money drained from your account each month can serve… Read More »

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How Does Inheritance Affect Alimony in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Inheritance is often highly unpredictable, and its effects on our lives can be equally difficult to predict. Many people receive significant sums completely out of the blue – often from distant relatives. The timing of inheritance can also be very difficult to predict, and this is due to the nature of human life and… Read More »

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Can a Divorce Affect My Professional Reputation in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are many potential concerns associated with divorce in Florida, and they may involve financial matters, parenting, and the overall reputation of spouses. If spouses feel financially secure and parenting is not an issue, the primary concern may be their own professional reputation. Even spouses who are not public figures often fret about the… Read More »

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What Can Stop Me From Receiving Alimony after a Florida Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Spousal support can be a welcome source of financial relief after a divorce, but could these payments eventually end? Due to a new divorce bill in Florida, the cessation of alimony is even more likely than ever before – and it may occur under a range of different circumstances. In the modern era, it… Read More »

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Considering a Move after a Florida Divorce? Read This First

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce represents a fresh slate for many spouses, but the urge to move away can lead to unforeseen consequences in Florida. Before you pack your bags and embark on your new life, you might want to consider how this decision will affect your future. The potential effects of relocation have changed after the passing… Read More »

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The Pros and Cons of Cohabitation After Divorce in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Cohabitating is a natural choice for many spouses after divorce. From a purely economic standpoint, living alongside someone else lowers your financial burden – a key concern for post-divorce stability. Cohabitation also occurs naturally as people explore new relationships and move on from failed marriages. With that being said, there are several pros and… Read More »

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