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Category Archives: Alimony


Frequently Asked Questions About Alimony In Fort Lauderdale

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Spousal support and maintenance, otherwise known as alimony in divorce, may be awarded as part of your final divorce order and in addition to any marital property and assets or child support you are entitled to. Alimony helps to ensure each spouse is able to maintain the same standard of living as they did… Read More »


How to Protect Your Alimony Payments

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In the aftermath of a divorce, alimony payments can play a major role in your financial recovery. Alimony may be temporarily awarded to help you gain the experience, education, and skills needed to support yourself financially. It may also be awarded on an ongoing basis to help ensure you maintain the standard of living… Read More »


How Can Alimony Help You Re-Enter the Workforce After Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce involves major changes in your lifestyle. This is particularly true if your spouse made significantly more than you or if you left the workforce in support of them or to care for children of the marriage. In these situations, alimony can provide you with the fresh start you need. Find out if you… Read More »


2019 Tax Changes Impact Divorce Alimony Settlements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a marital separation or getting a divorce can have dramatic impacts on your manner of living. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be entitled to alimony payments, which can help you get back on your feet. However, changes in the tax code that are set to go into effect… Read More »


Should You Seek Spousal Support in Your Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When couples go through a divorce, there are always concerns about how each will adjust to living on a reduced income. If your spouse was the primary breadwinner or makes considerably more than you, this is likely to be a major concern. Depending on the specific circumstances involved in your marriage, you may be… Read More »


How to Make the Most of Temporary Alimony

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In cases of divorce where one of the spouses makes significantly more than the other, the court may elect to order alimony on a temporary or permanent basis. While ongoing payments are becoming a thing of the past and generally reserved for couples who are leaving long-term marriages, your situation may entitle you to… Read More »


How Spousal Support Can Help You Financially Recover After a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recovery from divorce can be challenging both emotionally and financially. Particularly if you make less money than your spouse or have been out of the workforce for years, it can be difficult to adjust to being the sole wage earner. In some cases, alimony can provide the financial relief you need to get through… Read More »


Choosing Whether to Seek Alimony in Your Divorce Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Recovering financially after a divorce can be a challenge. After years of relying on your partner’s financial contributions, you may find yourself falling short in terms of the total amount of income needed to support the type of lifestyle you were accustomed to during your marriage. In addition, the amount of property you own,… Read More »


Reasons for Modifying the Amount You Owe in Alimony Payments

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Florida divorce cases in which one spouse has higher earnings than the other or has considerably greater assets, the court may order spousal support and maintenance. Alimony reform advocates have long complained about the system being unfair. In addition to the financial burden on those ordered to pay, they claim that these payments… Read More »


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 »