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When does alimony terminate?

If alimony is ordered by the Court as part of a final judgment, it will terminate upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. Additionally, an alimony award may be modified or terminated in accordance with section 61.14, Florida Statutes, which provides that alimony may be reduced or terminated if the person receiving alimony is in a supportive relationship with the person he or she resides. Further, alimony may be modified if (1) there is a substantial change in circumstances; (2) the change was not contemplated at the time of final judgment of...

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Child Support After the Age of Eighteen (18) in Florida

As a general rule, the legal duty of a parent to support his child ceases at the age of majority, which in the State of Florida is 18 years old. This is because a parent has no legal duty to continue to provide support to a child who has reached the age of majority, unless the trial court has made a finding of dependence pursuant to section 743.07(2), Florida Statutes, or the parties otherwise agree. However, child support may continue beyond the age of 18 years for a dependent person if: (1) the dependency is due to mental or physical...

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Waiting to Sell the Marital Home Until Years After the Divorce is Finalized

If you are considering waiting to sell the home until years after the divorce, the language in the agreement or final judgment must be extraordinarily clear as to how all expenses will be split and who will receive credit for those expenses upon the sale of the marital home. ...

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What are the Tax Consequences of Alimony in Florida?

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Effective January 1, 2019, alimony will no longer be tax deductible to the person paying the alimony and taxable as income to the recipient. The individual paying alimony will no longer receive an off the top deduction. Alimony will become much more expensive for the individual that is required to pay the alimony. However, alimony will no longer be counted as income to the spouse that is receiving the alimony. The new alimony tax laws only apply to divorce finalized after January 1, 2019. The bill is not retroactive and will not impact current alimony agreements. Read more about the...

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When may a court terminate visitation rights?

When the safety or welfare of a minor child is at risk, a court may need to terminate visitations rights. However, a court must follow very strict procedures to do so, even when it must be done on an emergency basis. Although termination of visitation rights is disfavored, the trial court has discretion to restrict or deny visitation when necessary to protect the welfare of the children....

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