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    Factors Affecting Alimony in a Florida Divorce

    The Florida Statutes specify ten factors that may determine whether and how much alimony is awarded in a Florida divorce. The statute specifies that this is not an exhaustive list; other factors may be considered as well. But understanding the statute will allow you to know the vast majority of what determines alimony awards in […]

    Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013. Filed under Alimony, Family Law.

    Movement against Permanent Alimony Causes Controversy

    A woman who says she is prevented from marrying her fiancé because her income would go to support his ex-wife, is speaking out against permanent alimony in Florida – but the state legislature and family law attorneys are not on board. Under Florida law, a family law court may order one spouse – usually the […]

    Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. Filed under Alimony, News & Press.

    Zephyrhills Family Law Attorney Sees Problems in Alimony Reform

    Family law attorneys across Florida are keeping a close eye on Tallahassee this season as two alimony reform bills work their way through the state legislature. If passed, either new state law would dramatically change the way alimony is determined in the Sunshine State and likely would end the practice of awarding lifetime alimony. Reform […]

    Posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012. Filed under Alimony, News & Press.

    Florida Legislature Passes Changes to International Child Support and Alimony

    Zephyrhills, Fla. – The changes to the alimony laws via Senate Bill 1978 were nixed during Florida Senate sessions earlier this summer. However, a separate bill was passed, HB1111, and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in late May. The bill is important as it further promotes Florida’s Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) […]

    Posted on Sunday, August 7th, 2011. Filed under Alimony, Child Support, News & Press.

    Proposed Alimony Changes Could Modify Monetary Awards Substantially

    In early April, the Florida House of Representatives’ Civil Justice Subcommittee unanimously approved a bill that would modify alimony again, even though many changes were made last year. A companion bill is at the Florida Senate but has not been voted on yet. Should it pass, the bill would require judges to determine that a […]

    Posted on Sunday, May 8th, 2011. Filed under Alimony, News & Press.