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Can I apply for alimony before a divorce in Florida?

Many people who have been through one or two can tell you that divorce is one of the most stressful events in life. This may be true but one of the hardest parts of the process may be the separation before the divorce, especially if it is long term. Fortunately,...

What are Florida’s new alimony laws?

Divorce is hard enough without having to figure out how you are going to rebuild your life. Alimony plays a big part in letting spouses have confidence in the future directly after divorce or separation. Florida has updated its alimony laws, and anyone facing divorce...

How will alimony change at the end of 2018?

No one begins a relationship thinking of how it may end. As a result, many people may feel unprepared or lost if the time has come to separate and file for divorce.The laws of Florida and the United States help separating spouses by laying out the process for proper...

Trust: A vital part of a mediation session

Many marriages fail because there is a lack of trust between the parties. If you're getting a divorce, you may want to avoid litigation and hope that mediation will help. Keep in mind that trust, the thing your marriage may have lacked, is necessary for mediation to...

Does alimony count as income for a mortgage?

After your divorce, you decide to stop renting and buy a house. You and your ex sold your house during the divorce, and you spent a year just renting an apartment while you got everything in order.Your ex was ordered to pay you alimony every month. It supplements the...

With alimony, who has to pay the taxes?

You make more money than your ex-spouse. As such, you were ordered to pay alimony when the two of you got divorced. You pay $2,500 per month.One big question you have is simple: Who pays the taxes? Do you have to pay the taxes on that money first, before sending it to...

The big reason women are paying alimony more often

It used to be that alimony was almost exclusively paid to women after divorce. Their husbands were forced to pay for a variety of reasons, one of which is that women did not have the same ability to support themselves financially. They depended on the marriage for...

Arguments for and against permanent alimony

Permanent alimony has been a hot topic in Florida over the past few years. Some are staunchly opposed to the entire concept, while others think it is the only fair solution.Alimony laws are very important to those going through divorce. Efforts have been made to...

Which factors determine spousal support in Florida?

Spousal support may vary significantly from case to case, depending on the specifics of each spouse's circumstances, both individually and as a couple. In Florida, courts may consider a variety of factors before awarding support, beyond considering other aspects of...

Alimony law changes may complicate divorce

For years, alimony negotiations relied on two important tax provisions to provide balance and boundaries to the process. Now, under the tax cut bill recently passed in congress, these balancing measures are no longer available.These changes could significantly alter...

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