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Remarriage and Alimony in Florida: What You Need to Know

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Following a separation, the financially advantaged spouse may be required to make ongoing alimony payments to their former partner. In some cases, alimony will be permanent. In other cases, it will have a defined duration. You may be wondering: Does remarriage affect alimony in Florida? In this article, our Tampa divorce lawyers answer the… Read More »

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An Overview of Florida’s 2020 Alimony Reform Bill

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On January 13th, 2020, SB 1832 was officially filed in the Florida State Senate. The companion to a similar House bill, the legislation seeks to reform our state’s alimony (spousal support) laws. Alimony reform has been a hot topic in Tallahassee for many years—and these bills mark just the latest attempt to make major… Read More »

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Last-Minute Florida Divorces Before Tax Law Changes Take Effect

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If you have been thinking about filing for divorce in Florida but have not yet spoken with a Tampa divorce lawyer, it is important to consider the ways in which changes to the tax law could affect the financial aspects of your divorce case. More specifically, and most immediately, changes to the tax law… Read More »

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What Can my Divorce Lawyer Do on my Behalf?

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When you are working through a divorce, you should be working with an experienced divorce lawyer. Whether you choose to negotiate your own divorce settlement with your spouse or you head to court to litigate the divorce, your lawyer plays an important role as your advocate. Below are four important roles your divorce lawyer… Read More »

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Waiving Your Right To Receive Alimony

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In Florida, it is possible to waive your right to seek alimony in your divorce settlement. This right is limited, though, because courts recognize the importance of alimony for individuals working through the divorce process. You cannot waive your right to receive temporary alimony while your divorce is pending, but you can choose to… Read More »

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Do We Qualify For An Uncontested Divorce?

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You might. An uncontested divorce is a streamlined, simplified version of the divorce process that makes it possible for a couple to end their marriage in a little more than a month. This does not mean it should not be taken seriously – divorce is a serious subject and every divorce should be considered… Read More »

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Lawmakers Making another Attempt to Reform Alimony

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Unless agreed to beforehand, anyone who requests alimony, or spousal support, as part of a divorce, should expect the other side to object. Few spouses want to continue supporting someone after a marriage is over, which makes this issue one of the more contested aspects of divorce. Alimony is usually requested when one spouse… Read More »

Alimony Awards: When Is It Awarded, and When Do the Payments Start?

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Figuring out how to start over and reorient one’s life after divorce is one of the most difficult transitions a person will ever make. The end of a marriage is not an easy thing to contemplate, and financial worries are often at the forefront of concerns divorcing individuals need to address. This is especially… Read More »

Alimony Reform Bill Vetoed – Where Does that Leave Divorcing Couples?

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There are typically two issues in divorce that raise the largest amount of emotion and contention – child custody and alimony. Each parent commonly views themselves as the better choice to care for a child and bristles at requests for alimony because it requires continued support of a spouse they no longer want in… Read More »

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