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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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How to Obtain Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Alimony is money that one spouse pays to another for support during a divorce proceeding or for some time after the issuance of a final divorce decree. Often, courts require the higher earner – no matter if it is the husband or the wife – to financially support the lower earner in an effort… Read More »

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Length of Marriage Not Sole Factor in Determining Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

Across the nation family law judges are ruling on divorce cases and, most likely, awarding alimony. Contrary to popular belief, the dissolution of a marriage that lasted several years – or decades – is not in itself enough to justify an alimony award. In fact, a recent New Jersey court ruling held that judges… Read More »

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The Different Types of Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

After several attempts – and a year of meetings between lawyers, legislators and others – by Florida’s legislature was unable to pass a proposed alimony reform bill earlier this year. The alimony bill died on the Senate floor when it refused to pass the House’s version of the law, which included establishing a formula… Read More »

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Florida Congressman’s Fight Over Temporary Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

U.S. Representative Alan Grayson’s messy divorce is getting messier over claims for temporary alimony to fix the house. Court papers filed by the congressman’s estranged wife, Lolita Grayson, claim that he failed to pay for repairs to the family’s 5,300 square foot home while she is living there with four of their children during… Read More »

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Enforcing a Florida Alimony Order

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are many reasons why former spouses fall behind on alimony payments. The loss of a job or medical issues can be honest reasons why payments may fall behind; however, some former spouses simply get tired of making payments or purposefully quit a job in order to avoid sending alimony to the other former… Read More »

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