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Category Archives: Alimony


Can I Reduce My Florida Alimony Payment By Retiring?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

As a result of recent changes to Florida’s alimony laws, it is now possible to reduce or even terminate one’s alimony obligation through retirement. The process of doing so can, however, be complicated, as it requires proof of “reasonable retirement.” Read on to learn more about the conditions that a person must meet in… Read More »


Important Changes To Florida’s Alimony Law

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Last year, Governor Ron DeSantis approved a new set of laws that made major changes to the current alimony rules in Florida. These changes officially went into effect last year and could have significant repercussions for divorcing couples across the state. Read on for an update on the most recent changes to Florida’s alimony… Read More »


How The Length Of Your Marriage Could Affect Your Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Courts assess a lot of factors when deciding things like alimony, property division, and child custody during divorce proceedings. The length of a couple’s marriage (the amount of time from the date of the marriage to the date of the divorce filing), for instance, often comes into play when making alimony determinations. Read on… Read More »


How Job Loss Can Impact Your Alimony Payment

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Alimony is a type of financial support that is paid by one former spouse to another upon divorce. Often, these payments are made until the lesser earning spouse becomes financially self-sufficient or until a certain amount of time has passed. In some cases, however, an unanticipated event, like the job loss of the payor… Read More »


New Law Requires Different Formula For Calculating Durational Alimony In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

This summer, Florida’s new alimony law officially went into effect. While one of the biggest changes made by the bill was the abolishing of permanent alimony, this was by no means the only alimony-related change that could affect divorcing couples in the future. The new law, for instance, also requires the use of a… Read More »


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 »

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