When you hear "divorce," the first thing most people think of is "alimony." Alimony, or spousal support, is designed to support the lower-earning spouse after a divorce: the higher-earning partner provides money to the lower-earning partner so that they will receive a fair income until they are able to support themselves. This could be for several reasons: one partner may have spent more time taking care of the family rather than career-building, or the lower-earning partner might be unable to maintain their standard of living after divorce without support.
Making decisions regarding child custody are some of the most difficult during a divorce. Parents know that the end of their marriage can be difficult for the kids, and for this reason, they often decide to set aside disagreements and pursue a custody plan that allows the children to maintain a healthy relationship with both biological parents.
The wealthy hip-hop artist, Flo Rida, said he wasn't the child's father. A DNA test, though, said otherwise. And suddenly he found himself obliged to pay child support.
We spend a large part of our lives finding the perfect house, the right vehicle, and the furniture we want. After years of building a life through hard work it can be scary to think of it all taken away in divorce. Therefore it is helpful to know how state laws impact which spouse gets what. Here is what you need to know about dividing your assets in Florida.