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June 2015 Archives

Understanding child support enforcement in Florida

It is the law that any parent who is financially able must provide financial support to their children because it is the right of any child under the age of 18 years to receive financial support from their non-custodial parent in the state of Florida. However, both parents have a responsibility to care for their child.

Florida congressman Grayson's divorce gets contentious and bitter

Some of our Florida readers are likely aware of the on-going bitter and contentious divorce that Florida U.S. Representative Alan Grayson is involved in. Earlier in the year Rep. Grayson filed court paperwork to annul his 24-year-old marriage. The reason cited was that when he married sometime in 1990, his wife had not divorced her first husband.

How does a Florida court determine alimony?

Under current Florida law for alimony to be granted, first and foremost a court must factually determine if one party in a dissolution proceeding has an actual need for spousal support or alimony, and if the other party has the ability to pay it. The court will specifically note why alimony was granted or denied. If granted, alimony will be either bridge-the-gap, durational, rehabilitative or permanent. The payments can either be periodic, lump sum or both.

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