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What is rehabilitative alimony?

Divorce can be a particularly frightening prospect if you have been out of the workforce for many years. Though willing to work to support yourself and your children, you may lack the necessary skills and credentials to earn enough to meet your obligations. There are...

What effect does bankruptcy have on alimony?

Putting a spousal support agreement in place, unfortunately, does not ensure that your spouse will abide by the agreement and continue to pay alimony to you. Some paying spouses look for ways to get out of their support obligation. In some cases, paying spouses file...

Should you take a lump-sum alimony payment?

Alimony, also called spousal support, is a thorny issue in Florida. In the last several years, there's been a concentrated push to revise the rules in ways that would sharply limit the kind of alimony that dependent spouses are entitled to receive. In addition,...

How do alimony payments get set in Florida?

It's difficult to put a price on a human life in the process of calculating financial damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Likewise, it is hard to quantify the value of years spent in a marriage that is ending. This is why alimony is not designed as compensation but...

Alimony has become a political punching bag in Florida

Divorce can be a nasty business, and that does not include the emotional problems that are often intertwined with the end of a marriage. The seemingly simple procedures of adding someone to a bank account or health insurance is a lot harder and more expensive to...

Pinellas County alimony case may result in jail time

Divorce is a difficult prospect even when people have enough resources to share. In fact, divorces that involve more finances and assets may end up being the most contentious. When a marriage feels less like a contract based on love and more like a custody order, it...

Alimony can be a lifeline for divorcing spouses

Many Floridians are concerned for their financial future after a divorce. In the case of many dependent spouses, alimony can be a vital lifeline to spouses looking to get their lives together as independent people. Regardless of the effects of divorce, no one should...

How is alimony decided in a Florida divorce?

The face of alimony is about to change around the country, and it will affect thousands of Floridians. Alimony in 2019 will not be tax deductible for the person paying it, and it will not be taxable income for the person receiving it. This is a complete switch from...

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