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Setting Alimony Payments in Florida

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

In 2023, Florida became the latest state to significantly change its spousal support rules. SB 1416 ushered in several major changes, but it didn’t change the underlying presumption in spousal support matters. Obligees are only eligible for alimony if they have a demonstrable economic need and the obligor has the ability to pay (the… Read More »

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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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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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Can You Negotiate Alimony?

By Caroline Olson, P.A. |

Yes! One of the great things about divorce in Florida is that men and women have control. They can set the terms of their divorce, including whether they receive alimony. Of course, getting a spouse to agree to alimony is not always easy. There might be legitimate disagreements about the amount or duration. We… Read More »

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