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Category Archives: Alimony

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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How Soon Can I Start Receiving Alimony?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

If you are at least partly financially dependent upon your spouse and are going through a divorce, you may be wondering how soon you can start collecting alimony. The answer to this question will differ depending on the circumstances of the case at hand, but it is often possible for a person to start… Read More »

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What are My Legal Remedies if My Former Spouse Stops Paying Alimony?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is a form of compensation that is paid by one former spouse to another after the couple’s marriage has been terminated. When someone fails to comply with a court order to pay alimony, there could be a number of remedies available to the wronged party. To learn more about the… Read More »

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Could My New Relationship Affect My Alimony Award?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It is not uncommon after a divorce, for the individuals involved to enter into a new relationship at some point. These new relationships can, however, affect certain aspects of a person’s divorce, even when those proceedings have concluded, so if you are entering into a new relationship and are also receiving alimony payments from… Read More »

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Awarding Different Forms of Alimony in a Single Divorce Proceeding

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Financial stability is one of the main concerns of those who are involved in divorce proceedings, so it is important for divorcing couples to have a good understanding of the different forms of alimony and the rules regarding how and when they are awarded. If you are currently going through a divorce and have… Read More »

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