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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 »

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 »

Study Reveals Public Misconception About Child Support

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A study published by the Child and Family Law Blog showed that the public views court-ordered child support in the U.S. to be grossly unfair. The study consisted of 3,000 prospective jurors who were being interviewed. “We gave people cases, and said ‘Imagine you are a judge and you are asked to set the… Read More »

The Different Types of Alimony in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a couple is going through a divorce in Florida, it may cause one of the partners to suffer financially as a result. In these situations, one former spouse may seek alimony (also called spousal support) from the other as part of the divorce proceedings. Alimony may come in a number of different forms,… Read More »