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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 »

When Does My Florida Child Support Order End?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida Statute 61.13(1)(a) provides that Florida child support orders terminate when a child turns 18 years of age. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In some situations, a child support order will end prior to a child’s 18th birthday, such as if the child gets married before age 18, or a court… 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 »

Requirements for Modifying Child Support in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a court enters a child support order, the process for modifying that order can get complicated. You have the burden of showing a “substantial change in circumstances” to justify a modification. The general requirement, according to Florida law, is that a modification may be pursued is your changed circumstances would affect support by… 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 »