Tag Archives: Tampa Alimony Lawyers
How Can You Negotiate A Fair Alimony Settlement In Florida?
Issues surrounding alimony can become highly contentious during divorce. Even if you and your spouse entered into the divorce quite amicably, the thought of making monthly or yearly payments is likely something you do not want to think about. On the other hand, if you have a legitimate need for support but your spouse… Read More »
Can You Avoid Alimony In Florida If Your Spouse Committed Adultery?
Adultery is a very common reason for divorce. All divorces in Florida are considered no-fault and so, adultery is not usually considered by the family courts when they are granting a dissolution of marriage. However, adultery by one party can have an impact on certain aspects of a divorce case, such as the division… Read More »
Understanding When You Can, And Cannot, Modify Alimony In Florida
In Tampa, as throughout the rest of Florida, there is no guarantee that a judge will award alimony during the divorce process. When it is awarded, a judge will take many factors into consideration. The main factors considered are the requesting spouse’s need for alimony, and the other party’s ability to pay it. Like… Read More »
What Does Alimony Cover In Florida?
Alimony is never a guarantee in any Florida divorce, but there are times when it is necessary and the two parties can agree to alimony terms, or a court will issue a judgment regarding alimony. Alimony is not meant to be a “pathway to retirement,” as the Florida Legislature recently debated, and so, permanent… Read More »
How Federal Tax Reform May Affect Your Divorce
Divorce brings many changes to the life of each spouse, and financial adjustment is one of the most significant and long-lasting of these necessary, and often painful, transitions. Most marriages have one spouse with a notably higher income, usually leaving the other spouse reliant on him/her for providing an acceptable standard of living, as… Read More »
Divorce Essentials – Top Five Things You Need to Know
As the new year begins, many people are returning to their usual routines. Some, though, are looking to start the year with a divorce. And, in reality, the divorce process can take several months or longer if there are complications. As such, those choosing to divorce in Tampa should understand the following information to… Read More »
Alimony and Potential Alimony Modification
The award of alimony (also known as spousal support) is a key issue at the center of many divorces and must be resolved during the course of a proceeding for dissolution or voluntary property settlement. Alimony is a court ordered payment by one party to the former spouse for purposes of support after the… Read More »
High-Profile Divorce Attorney Discusses Bigamy
A recent divorce hearing involving Florida U.S. Representative Alan Grayson and his wife of 35 years Lolita Grayson captured the attention of media outlets not only because of Rep. Grayson’s vast fortune (approximately $30 million) but also because of allegations of bigamy leveled against Ms. Grayson. Ms. Grayson is seeking a part of Rep…. Read More »
The End of Permanent Alimony in Florida?
Legislators are considering whether it is time to end the availability of permanent alimony in Florida divorces. House Bill 943 was filed in late February; if passed, the bill would eliminate permanent alimony as well as allow alimony obligations to end upon the retirement of the obligor. Presently Florida is only one of a… Read More »