Category: Alimony

Can Men Get Alimony?

Divorces can come along with a lot of stress and be an emotionally trying time. Households and incomes are divided and it becomes difficult to ensure everything is divided fairly. In most divorces, it is usually assumed that the man pays the women spousal support in order to help maintain...

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Penalties of Ignoring Family Court Order

When a former spouse fails to follow family court orders the consequences against them can be severe. Family court orders often pertain to child custody and visitation standards. We have outlined the penalties for ignoring child custody orders below. What is Child Custody and Visitation Child custody means that person...

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Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock

Approximately 230 couples get divorced each day in Florida. With each individual case, the judge assigned tries to make things even and fair. However, because alimony has almost always been completely up to the judge’s discretion, what is considered “even and fair” varies from judge to judge. Permanent alimony has...

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The Fight Over Florida’s Alimony Laws Intensifies

Alimony has always been a controversial topic. While the reasoning behind it is very logical and sound, various interpretations of how it should be applied have been met with anger, hostility, and fear. Well, if you find yourself experiencing one of those emotions, you may be in luck. Some proposed...

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Alimony Injustices

Alimony has been a hot topic lately. Massachusetts recently changed its out-of-date alimony laws, and now Florida and New Jersey are hoping to do the same. Before Massachusetts changed its alimony laws, the standard order for alimony in these 3 states was lifetime permanent alimony. The laws were made when...

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Man Arrested for $450k in Owed Child and Spousal Support

It seems that the tale of a spouse not paying their child/spousal support is as old as time. Even in this day and age where you can’t wiggle a toe without a GPS satellite pin-pointing your location, it seems as if people still try to get away with not paying...

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Floridians Upset With State’s Handling of Family Law

Going through any sort of family change can be rough, whether it’s a divorce, or changing a child support arrangement, or nullifying an existing spousal support agreement. Whenever loved ones are put into the middle of a situation, it can get very stressful very quickly. While it is understandable that...

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Florida Alimony Laws Starting to Come Under Fire

Alimony laws in Florida have been under some scrutiny in the past month since a front-page story was done on them in early December. While the current alimony laws serve many purposes, some groups are beginning to questions whether they are still viable in this day and age. The process...

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Florida Governor Scott Vetoes Alimony Bill

In April, the Florida Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 718, better known as the alimony reform bill.  This bill would greatly affect the current alimony laws in the state by altering time tables for alimony and ending permanent alimony, as well.  Permanent alimony was instituted years ago when...

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Senate Bill 718 – Alimony Reform – Passes Senate

On April 4, the Florida Senate voted 29-11 in favor of Senate Bill 718, which is also known as the alimony reform bill.  Bill 718 eliminates permanent alimony, which requires one spouse, usually the male, to pay alimony for the rest of his life.  Permanent alimony was instituted years ago...

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