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Enforcing Alimony Payments in Florida

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

Many people have many questions about alimony enforcement in Florida, especially after the law radically changed in 2023. This law ended permanent alimony and made some other changes that alimony reformers tried and failed to enact previously. However, these changes didn’t affect the major alimony enforcement options, which are outlined below. Usually, alimony payments… Read More »

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The Seven Emotional Stages of Divorce

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

We aren’t mental health professionals. But we’ve seen so many divorces over the years that we’re very familiar with the emotional fallout these individuals experience. The stages of divorce vary slightly, usually depending on what ended the marriage (a slow-fade divorce or an unexpected adultery or other sudden trauma), the presence of minor children,… Read More »

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Special Procedural Issues in a Gray Divorce Case

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

Most over-55 divorce cases end the same way. Over 90 percent of civil cases settle out of court. But the road to a settlement in a gray divorce case is much different than the road to a settlement in other divorce matters. These matters involve unique financial and emotional matters. Financially, many older couples… Read More »

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Florida Alimony Reform in 2023, Part II

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

In part one of this riveting series, we examined reforms to the types of alimony in Florida. In this post, we’ll look at changes to the factors that determine the amount and duration of payments. The end of permanent alimony, which we discussed in Part I, was the most contentious part of the alimony… Read More »

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Florida Alimony Reform in 2023, Part I

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

In June 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a measure that limits judicial discretion in alimony cases. SB 1416 was Senator Joe Gruters’ (R-Sarasota) third attempt at passing alimony reform. In 2021, he unexpectedly withdrew his measure 10 days prior to the end of session following a fierce debate on the child-sharing provision in… Read More »

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