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Category Archives: Alimony

Can Child Support Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

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“Sometimes it’s difficult to collect past-due child support, especially when those amounts reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. The average amount owed among noncustodial parents with child support debt is more than $21,000,” according to the Office of Child Support Enforcement. If you can relate to the above paragraph because you too… Read More »

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Am I Entitled to Alimony in Florida?

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Alimony helps to provide financial assistance to the lower-earning spouse following a divorce. In Florida, eligibility for alimony is essentially based on three core factors: whether the marriage was legal (since common law marriage isn’t recognized under Florida state law), the requesting spouse’s need for financial assistance, and the ability for the higher-earning spouse… Read More »

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Second Time Not a Charm for Family Law Reform Bill

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Florida Governor Rick Scott recently vetoed legislation that would have created a presumption of equal time timesharing for divorcing parents and overhauled the alimony awards. Governor Scott cited concerns of shifting the focus of courts considering such issues from the best interest of children and each unique situation to the desires and preferences of… Read More »

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17 Year Marriage Raises Presumption of Permanent Alimony (Motie v. Motie)

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One of the most important determinations a court must make during divorce proceedings is the appropriate award of alimony due to a party in the inferior financial position following a divorce. Alimony is money paid from one former spouse to another following the dissolution of a marriage, and the purpose is to ensure both… Read More »

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