How does marital fault affect alimony in Florida?

In general, Florida is a no-fault divorce state. In other words, the fault of either of the parties does not come into play when it comes to determining the outcome of a dissolution of marriage action. That having been said, there is a large exception to that. If the fault cost the other spouse money, […]

If I receive an inheritance, does this affect alimony in any way in Florida?

If you are the recipient of alimony and thereafter receive an inheritance, it could affect your need for alimony, and that could be construed by a court as a substantial change in circumstances that has taken place since the date of your final judgment of dissolution of marriage. In short, the answer is “yes.” Of […]

Does my ex-husband have to continue to pay alimony if I am now living with another man?

Maybe. Historically, alimony only ended if the recipient spouse took up with another individual if they actually got married. About 7 or 8 years ago, the Florida statutes were changed to introduce the concept of a supportive relationship. That’s a romantic relationship wherein the party’s expenses go down. Their need for alimony goes down because […]

Who gets alimony in Florida and why?

Those people that get alimony in Florida are either able to reach an agreement between them and their former spouse to receive alimony or convince a court that alimony is a legal entitlement of theirs based upon their surrounding, mostly financial, circumstances. If you are asking for alimony, think of it as a two-hurdle race. […]

Can a person in Florida request alimony after the divorce is over?

As a whole, the answer is no, unless there is a reservation for jurisdiction of such or the court has already awarded alimony. If you get a divorce and there is no alimony payable from one spouse or former spouse to the other, than the court no longer has jurisdiction, the legal capability of awarding […]