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Including Life Insurance In Alimony and Child Support Agreements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Alimony and child support are often key issues in Florida divorce proceedings. Depending on the amount of time you have been married, the number of children you have, and the financial resources of each partner, payments made through your divorce agreement can go along way to providing financial security and ensuring child will be… Read More »

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Making The Case For Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce requires you to change and grow in ways you may not always be prepared for. If you have spent part of your marriage as a stay-at-home parent or let your own career stagnate in favor of supporting your spouse’s goals, you likely have concerns about your ability to make a… Read More »

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How Alimony Can Help You Recover Financially From A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It can be challenging making ends meet on two incomes, let alone one today. If you are going through a separation or are considering filing for divorce, you may have serious concerns about your financial security, yet feel reluctant to pursue alimony or accept financial support from your spouse. Unfortunately, if you have taken… Read More »

Controversial Alimony and Child Support Proposal Heads to Governor for Approval

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Three years, ago, Governor Rick Scott vetoed the Florida Legislature’s previous attempt to revamp Florida’s divorce law with respect to the calculation and duration of alimony. Last year, a similar measure failed to make it out of the Legislature due to a dispute between GOP lawmakers about the proposed time-sharing provision. Now, the Legislature… Read More »

Alimony Reform Advocates Head to Legislature Again

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

According to a recent Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, Florida alimony reform proponents are focused on returning to the legislature for another shot at passing an alimony reform bill. Florida lawmakers last passed an alimony reform bill in 2013, but Governor Rick Scott vetoed the bill, citing concerns about the proposed retroactivity of its provisions. Nonetheless,… Read More »

Issues for Baby Boomers Facing Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When older Americans are seeking a divorce, they may think that their issues are relatively simple, since their children are likely to be grown and out of the house, which alleviates the need for the divorce to address issues like child custody, visitation, and support. However, these parties are more likely to own significant… Read More »

Bill Seeks to Amend Florida Law on Alimony and Custody

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For the third time since 2013, Florida State Senator Tom Lee has introduced a bill that would significantly overhaul Florida law with respect to alimony, custody, and divorces. SB 250 is a 41-page bill that impact many different areas of Florida family law, including the following: – Requiring divorce judges to justify the relevant… Read More »

Pursuing a Claim for Permanent Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The contentious nature of divorce is often driven by the issues of property distribution and alimony. Especially in situations where the spouses are uncooperative, discussions about granting alimony and the determination of an amount can lead to heated disagreements. Under Florida law, spousal support is the financial maintenance that one individual pays to their… Read More »

Obtaining Temporary Relief in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are in the process of getting divorced, the bills and monthly financial obligations do not stop. The mortgage still has to be paid. Enter temporary relief. Temporary relief can be pursued while your divorce is pending. There are different ways to access this relief. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse can simply agree to… Read More »

Permanent Alimony May Be Coming to an End in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Under current law, an alimony award can extend on for years, even decades. Such an award is called “permanent alimony.” “I’m 64-years-old and have been paying 15 years on a 13 year marriage. My ex-husband, who does not work, receives 65% of what I earn and I receive 35% of what I earn, after… Read More »