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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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Can I Get an Annulment Instead of a Divorce?
Many couples wonder whether they should seek to terminate their marriage with a divorce or whether they should try to annul their union. There are a number of things to consider when making this important decision. It is helpful to understand the divorce and annulment processes so you can make the right choice. Most often, annulments are associated with marriages of short duration. If you have been married a long time, an annulment is likely not an option. Short-Term Marriages When you walk down the aisle, you assume that your marriage will be forever. Unfortunately, there are some couples who find out relatively quickly that marriage was a mistake. Some celebrities have had extremely short marriages. For example, Britney Spears was married to Jason Alexander for just 55 hours before they called it quits. They were granted an annulment. Mario Lopez was married to Ali Landry for two weeks before she found out.
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