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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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Special Considerations for a Stay-At-Home Parent Going Through a Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many children in Florida and throughout the United States are raised by a stay-at-home parent. While this practice is not as common as it used to be, it is far from rare. Indeed, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 28 percent of U.S. children are raised by… 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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Five Factors That Can Affect an Alimony Award in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

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?

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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Florida Judge Rules Mark Sievers, Suspected of Murder, Will Keep Custody of Kids

By Steve W. Marsee |

A Lee County judge has decided that two pre-teen girls, whose mother was bludgeoned to death in the summer of 2015, should remain in the care of their father despite his recent implication in the tragedy. According to a Naples Daily News report detailing the story, Florida’s Department of Children & Families (DCF) provided… Read More »

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Ashley Madison Leak Has Led to More Divorces

By Steve W. Marsee |

News agencies across the nation have reported the recent website hacking of Ashley Madison – an adultery-management company dedicated to facilitating infidelity among the married population – exposed more than 30 million client memberships. The private information exposed included email addresses, credit card numbers, physical addresses and sometimes sexual fantasies. An initial class-action lawsuit… Read More »

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Considerations for Florida Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

The purpose of alimony is to provide financial assistance to the economically disadvantaged spouse in a divorce. The main aspects of alimony in Florida include that the couple must be in a legal marriage, there must be a need for assistance on the part of the requesting spouse, and the other spouse must have… Read More »

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