In 2016 alimony reform in Florida went down in flames, once again. Passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the bill was vetoed by the Governor for the second time in two consecutive years. The Florida alimony reform bill has been several years in the making and was the subject of intense […]

Uncontested Divorce: What to Consider

When deciding to end a marriage, there are a host of decisions from equitable distribution to custody and timesharing.  While this process is commonly drawn out and incredibly complicated, more couples are turning towards uncontested divorce. uncontested divorce involves couples that are able to reach an agreement on all separation issues such as spousal support, […]

Top 15 Tampa Military Divorce Mistakes (Part 8)

Counting Down to #14 Military Divorce Mistakes In “Part 7” of Military Divorce Mistakes, I talked about insuring the pension in case the member dies. If you or your spouse is a military member please do not use this brief summary as an advice guide. Every case is different. Seek the advice of an experienced […]

Top 15 Tampa Military Divorce Mistakes (Part 6)

Counting Down to #11 in Military Divorce Mistakes In “Part 5” of military divorce mistakes, I talked about exchanging assets for pension distributions. If you or your spouse is a military member please do not use this brief summary as an advice guide. Every case is different. Seek the advice of an experienced family divorce […]

Modifying and Enforcing Your Divorce Agreement (Part 1)

When Can You Modify a Final Judgment or Order? In Florida, you can request that a dissolution of marriage final judgment be modified by agreement or by court action for many reasons. Maybe you want to relocate with your children out of state, or maybe the loss of a job requires you to ask the courts for […]

Post Nuptial Agreements

You’ve heard the term but not sure why you would need one.  Post Nuptial Agreements are designed to protect your assets and income in the event of one parties death or a dissolution of marriage.  Normally people who request a post nuptial agreement are those that experience a substantial financial change or there has been […]

What is a Family Law Deposition?

In the author’s opinion, the deposition is the most important fact gathering event in most family law cases. A deposition is a question and answer session conducted under oath with counsel asking questions of the other party or litigant. That means your deposition is the other attorney asking you questions, or the reverse. Typically present […]

Alimony Statute

The authority of a judge to award alimony in a Florida divorce action, and to modify any alimony award thereafter, is controlled by Florida Statute § 61.08 (the alimony statute) and its defining case law. For a number of years, there has been a consistent effort by the Florida legislature to modify the alimony statute […]


Alimony can be a very big and contentious issue in divorce cases. It is a financial award payable by one spouse to the other which is typically paid periodically, such as each month or each week. Alimony is designed to assist in the daily support of the recipient spouse. In very general terms, alimony is […]