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How Do Florida Courts Decide When to Award Periodic or Durational Alimony?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

There are a number of things a Florida court takes into account when deciding whether and how to award alimony in a divorce case. Florida law actually provides for several different categories of alimony. For example, a judge may award periodic permanent alimony–which requires one spouse to pay the other a monthly sum for… Read More »

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How Long Does “Permanent” Alimony Last in Florida?

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In some cases, a court decides to award “durational alimony,” which continues for a specified period of time. In other cases, a judge determines that an award of “permanent alimony” is more appropriate. Despite the name, permanent does not necessarily mean in perpetuity. Rather, Florida law states that by default, an award of permanent… Read More »

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Can a Florida Judge Award More Alimony Than a Spouse Requested?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

A Florida court may award alimony in a divorce case when the judge makes a “specific factual determination” that a spouse “has an actual need.” There are a number of individual factors the court may consider in making this determination, including how long the parties were married, the relative financial resources of each spouse…. Read More »

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What You Can Do to Offset the Effects of the New Alimony Tax Law

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Traditionally, alimony has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and taxable for the recipient spouse. UBecause of this tax deduction, the obligor spouse was able to pay more in spousal support  because it was tax deduction. However, as of January 1, 2019,this tax deduction is no longer. Now, alimony is not taxable or… Read More »

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