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Category Archives: Alimony


Alimony Reform Enacted In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In June, Florida’s governor officially signed a new alimony reform measure into law. The aim of the law is to provide divorcing couples with more consistency and predictability in alimony matters by requiring courts to abide by clearer, more definitive parameters when determining the amount and duration of alimony. The alimony reform bill went… Read More »


Alimony Reform Bill Introduced In Florida Legislature

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Recently, Florida lawmakers introduced an alimony reform bill that, if passed, would have a significant impact on how and when spousal maintenance is awarded in the state. Among other changes, the law would, for instance, allow courts to take marital misconduct into account when making alimony determinations. If enacted, the law would apply to… Read More »


What Do Florida Alimony Payments Cover?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The expenses that alimony covers will depend in large part on the type of alimony award in question. These include temporary, durational, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, and permanent alimony. To learn more about the different types of alimony that are awarded in Florida and what kinds of expenses those payments can be used for, reach out… Read More »


Will Bankruptcy Affect My Right To Alimony?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

If you were just notified that a former spouse filed for bankruptcy, you may be concerned about the fate of your alimony payments. Rest assured, you are still entitled to receive your those payments, although obtaining them could end up being a bit more complicated. Read on to learn more about your rights to… Read More »


What Are The Different Kinds Of Spousal Maintenance In Florida?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many people are surprised to learn that their financial responsibilities to a former spouse don’t end just because they get divorced. This is because, under Florida, a higher earning spouse can be legally required to make monthly alimony, or spousal maintenance payments, to a lesser earning spouse once a divorce has been finalized. These… Read More »


Do I Qualify For Permanent Alimony?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

During divorce, courts can order one spouse to give financial support to the other in the form of monthly alimony payments once the marriage has legally ended. This form of court-ordered financial support is generally referred to as alimony, of which there are five types in Florida. These include bridge-the-gap, durational, rehabilitative, temporary, and… Read More »


Rehabilitative Alimony In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Alimony is a type of financial support that is paid by one former spouse to another to help the latter maintain the standard of living that was established during the marriage. There are actually a few different types of alimony in Florida, all of which vary in amount, form, and duration. Two types that… Read More »


Seeking Rehabilitative Alimony In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Alimony is a type of financial support that is paid by one former spouse to another to help him or her maintain the same standard of living that was established during the divorce. There are, however, a number of different types of alimony in Florida, which vary in form, amount, and duration. One common… Read More »


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 »

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