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Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings … Continue reading

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Florida Child Support & Alimony: What is an Obligee? What is an Obligor?

If you are going through a Florida family law case involving alimony or child support, you have probably run into the terms “obligee” and “obligor.”  So what do these terms mean?

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Modifying Florida Alimony

Now that Senate Bill 718 on alimony reform has been vetoed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, many Tampa Bay residents are wondering whether there is any way to modify or terminate their alimony obligations.  The answer, in many cases, may … Continue reading

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Florida Alimony Reform: How Long is a “Long-Term” Marriage?

As Senate Bill 718 – which deals with Florida alimony and child custody reform – looks likely to be signed by Governor Rick Scott, this blog is exploring the various parts of the bill and discussing how they may affect … Continue reading

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Florida Alimony Reform: Supportive Relationships

As Senate Bill 718 dealing with alimony reform and child custody reform has passed both houses of the Florida Legislature and seems likely to be signed by Governor Rick Scott, this blog will attempt to explain how various aspects of the … Continue reading

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Florida Child Custody Reform 2013

There has been a lot of press lately about efforts to reform Florida’s alimony laws.  As discussed on this blog, Senate Bill 718 (which primarily deals with alimony reform) passed the Florida House by a wide margin (85 Yeas versus … Continue reading

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Update: Florida House Debates Alimony Reform Bill

Right now, the Florida House is debating the alimony reform bill (SB-718).  You can watch the current session at the following link: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/VideoPlayer.aspx?eventID=2443575804_2013041204. Update:   SB-718 has overwhelmingly passed the Florida House. Update: Governor Scott Vetoes Senate Bill 718 Read a previous … Continue reading

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Summary of Florida Alimony Reform Bill

House Bill 231, which proposes broad-reaching changes to Florida’s alimony statute, has passed the Civil Justice Subcommittee.  It next goes to the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee provides the following summary analysis of HB 231: Alimony provides financial support … Continue reading

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Alimony Reform Bills Coming to Florida Legislature

Bills that seek to change Florida’s alimony laws are coming to the Florida House (HB 231) and Senate (SB 718).  The bills, supported by Florida Alimony Reform, seek to do the following (according to the Florida Bar News): HB 231 … Continue reading

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In Florida, Can A Husband Be Awarded Alimony?

When you think of Florida alimony, you might only consider those times when a husband is ordered (or agrees) to make spousal support payments to a wife.  But we no longer live in the 1950’s.  I am running into more … Continue reading

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