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Alimony Reform Bill “Shelved” In Florida, Again

By Gale H. Moore |

According to a report from Florida Politics, the Florida Senate has left the state’s so-called “alimony reform bill” in committee again. Senate Bill 1922, which would require Florida courts to prioritize certain types of alimony in divorce proceedings, will have to wait at least one more year before becoming law. Here, our Clearwater alimony… Read More »

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Is Alimony Always Awarded After a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Alimony (spousal support/spousal maintenance) is money paid from one person to their former partner following a separation or divorce.  You may be wondering: Is alimony awarded in every divorce case in Florida? The answer is ‘no’—Florida courts will only grant spousal support when certain factors are met. In this article, our Clearwater alimony attorney… Read More »

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An Overview of the Four Key Factors that Affect Alimony in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a marital separation, one spouse may be required to provide ongoing financial support to their former partner. Known as spousal support, spousal maintenance, or alimony, these payments are not guaranteed in Florida. Alimony is not awarded in every case. How much (if any) alimony will be granted depends on a number of different… Read More »

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What is Durational Alimony in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce can create a number of financial challenges — especially for the spouse who is in a more financially vulnerable position. Under Florida state law (Florida Statutes § 61.08), there are several different types of alimony that can be awarded to the financially disadvantaged spouse. Here, our Clearwater alimony attorney provides… Read More »

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My Former Spouse Stopped Paying Alimony: How Can I Collect?

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, alimony (spousal support) may be awarded to help the financially disadvantaged partner following a divorce. There are different types of alimony that can be awarded in Florida: including rehabilitative, bridge-the-gap, durational, permanent, periodic and temporary. Many people rely on their alimony payments. If your former partner stopped paying alimony, it can cause… Read More »

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Florida Family Law: What is Rehabilitative Alimony?

By Gale H. Moore |

Alimony (spousal support) is often a fiercely contested issue in Florida divorce cases. One of the things that makes alimony disputes especially challenging is that the concept is not particularly well understood by the general public. For example, most people do not know that there are actually several different types of alimony. In this… Read More »

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Does a New Relationship Affect Alimony in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Ultimately, the purpose of alimony is to provide necessary financial support to the receiving spouse. As such, a former spouse’s new relationship can, but will not always, provide good cause to seek the modification of an alimony award. If you can prove that your former partner’s financial needs have changed, alimony modification may be… Read More »

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