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Types of Alimony in Florida Divorce Cases

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Given the recent changes to federal tax law, one of the biggest issues that couples must negotiate in a Florida divorce is whether one spouse will receive alimony during and after the split. Florida law provides for five different types of alimony, and one or more can be awarded to a spouse in a… Read More »

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Understanding Your Future Florida Spousal Support Obligations

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida has some of the most convoluted alimony laws in the country, and it holds the honor of being one of the last states to still enforce permanent alimony. Unfortunately, there is no set way that the Florida courts use to calculate alimony, and while your neighbor may have gotten off lightly with no… Read More »

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Spousal Support Modifications in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Spousal support (also commonly referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance”) is often awarded by family law judges in Florida as part of divorce settlement orders when one spouse is left in need of financial support upon getting divorced while the other spouse is enjoying substantially more income. When determining whether or not to… Read More »

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When Does Spousal Support End in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When a couple gets divorced in Florida, it is not uncommon for the court to order one spouse to pay spousal support (also known as alimony) to the other.  In determining whether to award alimony, the court must first make a specific factual determination as to whether either party has an actual need for… Read More »

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Spousal Support in Florida FAQs

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Spousal support (also sometimes referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance”) involves payments made by one spouse to another after a divorce. These payments are made by the ex-spouse who is deemed to be financially stronger, whether that be the ex-wife or the ex-husband, so long as that spouse has the ability to pay… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between “Alimony” and “Palimony”?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

People often confuse the legal terms “alimony” and “palimony”, therefore, the aim of this article is to set the record straight. In a nutshell, alimony is court ordered spousal support that one spouse is ordered to pay to the other during and/or after getting divorced. Palimony on the other hand is basically alimony for… Read More »

Spousal Support Orders in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida courts sometimes order one spouse to pay spousal support – or alimony – to the other spouse for a defined length of time following a divorce. The purpose of spousal support is so that one spouse who depended on the other for support during the marriage will be able to continue receiving support… Read More »

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