Category Archives: family law

What You Need to Know About Alimony in Florida
When you get divorced in Florida, you want to make sure that you have enough money to cover your expenses. Alimony is money that one partner pays to another as part of a divorce agreement. Alimony is also known as support or maintenance. Couples need to address alimony as part of their settlement terms. The final decision of alimony will be made through the court and becomes part of the divorce order. Types of Alimony There are various types of alimony in Florida. The main types of alimony are permanent, rehabilitative, temporary, bridge-the-gap, durational, and lump sum. Permanent alimony is generally provided for a spouse who has not worked or does not have the ability to work. It is most likely awarded in cases in which the marriage lasted longer than seven years. Rehabilitative alimony is provided for a spouse to get training or go back to school.
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Can I Relocate With My Child After a Divorce?
Going through a divorce is a challenging experience for everyone in the family. Following a divorce, you may consider making some life changes. One of the changes may be to move out of the area. You may want to take a job in another city, or you might prefer to move closer to your family. If you have shared parenting of your children, picking up and moving is not always easy. You will need to get approval from the other parent and/or the court if you want to relocate with your child. What is Relocation? When you simply want to move across town, you will not need permission from the courts or from the other parent. However, if you want to move further than 50 miles away, Florida statutes consider it relocation. Relocation applies when a parent will move further away than 50 miles and plans to stay.
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What Happens if I Cannot Pay My Child Support?
As part of the divorce order, the judge will determine the amount of child support the parent must pay. Once the order is in effect, it is legally binding. Everyone has times in their lives during which they suffer setbacks and problems. If you encounter a situation in which you get behind on your child support or alimony payments, you may wonder what will happen and whether there is anything you can do. If you are under court order to make payments, you must do so or you will face penalties. What is a Family Contempt Case? If you fail to pay court-ordered child support or alimony, you are in contempt of family court. Contempt simply means that you have failed to follow a court order. You may be charged with contempt if you get behind on payments or fail to pay. You may also be in contempt.
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