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What is rehabilitative alimony?

Florida law allows for a few different types of alimony awards. The type of support in your situation depends on a variety of factors, including need and the length of your marriage. The Florida Statutes explains rehabilitative alimony is for situations where one...

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...

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