Category Archives: Alimony
How Do I Request Alimony In A Florida Divorce Case?
There is no right to alimony in a Florida divorce case, but the laws do allow it in appropriate situations when there is a significant financial gap between the parties. Under Florida’s alimony statute, a judge will first determine whether there is a need for support and whether a party is able to pay… Read More »
Can I Stop Paying Alimony If I Lose My Job?
You may think that if you lose your job, you are off the hook for making alimony or spousal support payments. However, that is not the case. It is critical that you continue to make your court-ordered alimony payments until you have received permission from the court to do otherwise. Missing a monthly spousal… Read More »
How To Get More Alimony
When a marriage dissolves, so do many aspects of the life that you have sacrificed to build. This can be especially hard if you forwent a career or higher education in order to support your spouse by managing the household and raising children. If your sacrifices are then for nothing, you could find yourself… Read More »
What Can I Do to Minimize Taxes in Divorce Now That the Alimony Deduction Is Gone?
The alimony deduction disappearing threw a huge wrench into divorce planning strategies. For years, this deduction allowed couples to save on the total tax bill. Now that these alimony payments are no longer deductible (as of 2019), most alimony payors will pay more in taxes, while alimony recipients will ultimately receive less net money…. Read More »