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Category Archives: Alimony


How Cohabitation Can Affect Alimony

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

One of the issues that must be addressed before a couple can finalize their divorce is whether one of the parties will be required to pay alimony to the other. Generally, if alimony is awarded, it is because one of the spouses earns less than the other or made career and/or education sacrifices to… Read More »


What Is Alimony Pendente Lite?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Every divorce requires the resolution of certain issues, like how marital property will be divided, how parents will share custody, and whether one party will be required to pay alimony to the other. What many couples don’t realize, however, is that alimony, or spousal maintenance often proves to be an issue long before a… Read More »


How Long Will My Alimony Payments Last?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

One of the many issues that couples have to contend with before their divorces can be finalized is whether one of the parties will be required to make alimony payments to the other, and if so, the amount, form, and duration that those payments will take. The details of an alimony award will depend… Read More »


Florida Governor Vetoes Alimony Reform Attempt

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Only a few months after both the Senate and the House passed an alimony reform measure, the governor of Florida officially chose to veto it. If passed, the law would have eliminated permanent alimony and provided paying spouses with a method of modification upon retirement. This veto marks the third failed attempt of Florida… Read More »


Recent Attempts At Alimony Reform In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

A comprehensive alimony reform measure was recently adopted by Florida lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, although the bill has yet to be signed by the governor. If enacted, this law could have significant repercussions for divorcing couples across the state. To learn more about the changes made by these… Read More »


Am I Eligible For Alimony?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Alimony is a type of payment that is paid by one former spouse to another and is often awarded upon the dissolution of marriage. However, judges only award this type of financial support if the petitioner has a legitimate need for it and if the other party has the ability to pay it. Courts… Read More »


Will The Duration Of My Marriage Affect The Outcome Of My Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

There are a number of factors that courts take into account when making important divorce-related determinations, like whether one party will be required to pay alimony, how child custody will be shared, and property division. One of the most critical factors, however, especially in regards to decisions about alimony, is the length of a… Read More »


Dates To Keep In Mind When Seeking Alimony

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Certain parts of the divorce process are dictated, at least in part, by a few specific dates. Because these dates can play such a significant role in a divorce, especially in regards to alimony determinations, divorcing couples should be sure to speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale alimony lawyer, who can explain what kinds… Read More »


Can I Modify An Alimony Award If I Haven’t Undergone A Substantial Change In Circumstances?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

A family’s financial circumstances at the time of divorce will rarely remain exactly the same over the following years. In fact, it is relatively common for a couple’s financial situations to drastically change once they separate, with many required to find new housing or employment, or to begin paying child support or alimony. Often,… Read More »


Florida Alimony Reform Bill Stalls In Committee

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The attempts of some Florida lawmakers to eliminate permanent alimony in the state has again stalled, with the Florida Senate leaving the newest alimony reform bill in committee, where it will remain until next year. If passed, this law would have required courts to prioritize certain types of alimony and would have gotten rid… Read More »

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