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What is Contempt?

When it comes to a divorce, there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...
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What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

In Florida, alimony is paid by one spouse or another, to ensure that receiving spouse is not left disadvantaged following a divorce. Generally, the courts will ask that the spouse with the higher ...
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How to Enforce Court Orders

Is your ex is refusing to comply with the court orders? Whether you have had the terms of your divorce finalized in courts or have requested relief for a matter such as child support, your ex is bound ...
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Florida Governor Says 2014 May Bring Alimony Reform

Florida alimony continues to be one of the most frequently amended laws in the states. One of the most contested portions is the fact that retroactivity means that some spouses are required to support ...
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Details of Former Florida Congressman's Divorce

Celebrity divorces, like that of Joe Scarborough, happen with such frequency that they tend to pass us by in a blur. However, as much as the news media tends to fawn over such a divorce, it should be ...
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Florida Activists Fight to Reform State Alimony Laws

When we think of alimony payments, we generally think of ex-husbands who must pay for the living expenses of their ex-wives. However, it is not uncommon for alimony to work the other way around in the ...
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Florida Alimony Reform May Not End With the Governor's Veto

Divorce and alimony payments have been the source of quite a bit of debate in Florida this year due to a Senate bill reforming the system. The main goal of the bill was to reform Florida alimony ...
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Florida Divorce Bill Vetoed by Governor Scott

Florida lawmakers, advocacy groups and everyday citizens have had their eyes on Tallahassee for the past few months. A new bill that could seriously affect how alimony is awarded in divorce ...
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Florida Alimony Bill Progresses Through House and Senate

The elimination of permanent alimony in Florida, as discussed previously in this blog on Jan. 30 and Feb. 28, moves ever closer as the new legislation progresses through the system. The bill, if ...
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Florida Alimony Laws: Change May Be on the Horizon

In most states, including Florida, a number of factors are taken into consideration when determining alimony. One type of spousal support that has become a topic of some controversy in our state is ...
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Divorce in Florida Centers Around Husband's Lotto Winnings

Winning the lottery is usually a once in a lifetime occurrence. When this happens, most married people will be overjoyed to share their good fortune with their spouse and family. However, one husband ...
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Advocates Push for Alimony Reform in Florida

After a divorce, sometimes one spouse will end up having to pay spousal support to the other spouse. However, many people have been arguing that Florida's alimony laws are highly susceptible to ...
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Evelyn Lozada Asks Florida Court to Award Legal Fees in Divorce

When spouses decide to end a marriage, the court and legal fees can really add up. This is why some divorcees request that the court force his or her former spouse to pay all legal fees. If the court ...
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Future Tax Considerations for Those Planning to Divorce

While tax time for most Florida individuals has come and gone, there are still some that have not filed. Some filers end up taking extensions to sort out complicated issues when it comes to their tax ...
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Florida and Other States Continue to Seek Alimony Reform

In February, an alimony reform bill failed to pass through the Florida state legislature. This disheartened many Florida residents, especially divorced men who are currently paying permanent alimony ...
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Uncontested Divorce v. Contested Divorce in Florida

Without a doubt, any one who has gone through a divorce will agree, that Divorce is an emotional process. It's not like dissolving a business. At one point, the parties loved each other enough to ...
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New Alimony Statute Effective July 1, 2011

On July 1, 2011, changes to section 61.08, Florida Statutes went into effect. This is the section of Chapter 61 that governs an award (or lack thereof) of Alimony. These small or "tweaking" ...
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New Changes to Alimony Statute in Florida Divorce

There have been recent changes to Florida Statute §61.08, significantly affecting Florida alimony laws. This bill was signed into law over the summer and will not apply to all pending divorces. ...
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Florida Alimony and Child Support to Change: House Bill 907 Becomes Law

Divorce in Florida, especially alimony and child support have been changed when House Bill 907 was signed into law yesterday. This bill was merely waiting for the signature of the Governor, as it had ...
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Is Permanent Alimony really Permanent?

There has been much litigation in Florida about whether retiring is a material and significant change in circumstances to warrant a downward modification of permanent alimony. There is binding case ...
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Living Together vs. Being Married: Does It Make a Difference?

I often hear people tell me, we lived together for 10 years before we got married, although we've only been married for 5 years. They go on to tell me that they've bought property, made ...
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