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What is Florida’s 2020 Alimony Reform All About?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Supporters of the alimony reform could soon reshape the legal landscape of spousal support in Florida. Florida residents are picking sides in the heated battle between those who criticize the reform and those pushing to change the current system. After a series of scandals and controversies, the alimony reform could be on the 2020… Read More »

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How to Enforce an Alimony Order in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Oftentimes in divorce settlements, the court will order the higher earning spouse to pay alimony, also known as spousal support, to the lesser earning spouse in the relationship. This is intended to help the lesser earning spouse maintain their standard of living and transition into becoming financially independent on their own. However, sometimes the… Read More »

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What Type of Alimony is Right for Your Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The payment of alimony during and after a divorce is a common practice for spouses in Florida. The purpose of alimony, also known as spousal support, is to help maintain the lifestyle for the lesser-earning spouse and to help as she becomes financially independent. Florida law has five different types of alimony payments available… Read More »

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Dividing a Personal Injury Settlement and Deciding your Alimony Order

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you or your spouse stand to face financial difficulty after your divorce, a spousal support order could be part of your divorce settlement. All of your income and assets, including personal injury compensation, will be considered when determining an appropriate spousal support order. What Personal Injury Settlements Cover When an individual is injured… Read More »

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Alimony and Working Off the Books

By Steve W. Marsee |

In many divorce settlements, an alimony order is established to protect the lesser earning spouse from financial hardship after the divorce is finalized. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is determined by examining a set of factors about the couple and each partner’s individual needs. This includes each partner’s current income and employability. In… Read More »

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What is Bridge the Gap Alimony?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Bridge the gap alimony is one of the six types of alimony order that can be entered under Florida law. It is meant to cover the specific short-term financial needs an individual faces immediately after his or her divorce. These needs can arise because the couple is working through the process of selling their… Read More »

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What Business Owners Need to Know About Retained Earnings and Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The term ‘retained earnings’ refers to the net income earned by a company that is left in the business, instead of being paid out to the shareholders. When a business owner goes through a divorce, retained earnings, a seemingly esoteric and dry accounting matter, can become a fiercely disputed family law issue. In fact,… Read More »

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Your Guide to Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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My Ex Stopped Paying Alimony, What Can I Do?

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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Does a New Relationship Mean the End of Alimony?

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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