Alimony

Do I need to pay alimony if my ex-spouse lives with someone else?

Florida law expects the parties to follow the terms of an alimony order. The paying party (known as the obligor) will have a specific amount they will pay to the receiving party (the obligee). The amount and duration will vary based on the circumstances. Even after...

What if I am not receiving or cannot make alimony payments?

Alimony is a common part of many Florida couples’ divorce orders, but what happens if your alimony stops? On the other side, what happens if you cannot afford to pay alimony anymore? Are alimony orders set in stone? What if alimony payments stop? If you receive...

Is permanent alimony gone in Florida?

For years now, there has been talk about eliminating our state’s permanent alimony. And, if you have been paying attention to this debate recently, you may have heard that SB 1796, the bill to eliminate alimony in Florida, finally passed. So, that means permanent...

Can spousal support be ordered prior to divorce?

Once a couple files for divorce, it’s easy to get caught up in the long-term decisions a court will make at the end of the process. But it’s important to understand that there are some things which can happen as soon as the proceedings begin, depending on the...

Helping you secure alimony in a Florida divorce

Planning and preparing for a marriage is a major life event. As such, going through a divorce and navigating life following the dissolution of a union is also a momentous event in life. For some spouses, ensuring they have the finances to support their lifestyle after...

Different types of alimony in Florida

Divorcing Florida couples often have many questions about alimony. A higher earning spouse may have concerns about their ability to pay, and how long they will have to pay for, while the lower earning spouse may worry about their ability to make ends meet after a...

Why the marital standard of living matters in an alimony dispute

The outcome of an alimony dispute can set your financial stage for years or even decades to come. That’s why it’s critical that you understand how the court assesses these matters and what you can do to better position yourself for success. One way to do that is to...

A primer on Florida alimony

Divorce can be both time-consuming and expensive. While the proceedings are pending, you may have trouble maintaining the standard of living to which you had become accustomed during your marriage, particularly if you are the lower-earning spouse. Receiving alimony –...

Understanding the types of alimony in a Florida divorce

In most divorces, the amount and duration of alimony depends upon the duration of the marriage. For marriages that are deemed to be “long term” (more than 17 years), the courts will grant permanent alimony. Permanent alimony is almost never granted where the marriage...

How do Florida courts determine alimony?

Determining alimony in Florida is a somewhat complicated process. Since every divorce in Broward County is a bit different, courts will handle the question of alimony slightly differently depending on the couple’s unique circumstances. Still, Coral Springs residents...