BLUMBERG LEGAL NEWS
By: Marilyn Blumberg, Marilyn Blumberg, P.A.New changes in the Alimony Provision for Dissolution of Marriage. The following is a brief summary of the new changes:
The Court may grant Alimony to either party, which Alimony may be Bridge- the-Gap, Rehabilitative, Durational, or Permanent in Nature or any combination of these forms of Alimony. In any award of Alimony, the Court may Order periodic payments or payments in lump sum or both. The Court may consider the adultery of either spouse and the circumstances thereof in determining the amount of Alimony, if any, to be awarded. The Court shall include findings of fact relative to factors stated in Florida Statute 61.08. This includes all sources of income available to either party, including income available to either party through investments of any assets held by that party.
The Court can look at a short term marriage of 7 years or less, a moderate term marriage of greater than 7 years, but less than 17 years, and long term marriage of 17 years or greater. The length of a marriage is the period of time from the date of marriage until the date of filing an action for Dissolution of Marriage.
This is a short summary and for more detailed information a complete review of Florida Statute 61 needs to be completed.
For any specific questions, contact:
100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 2700, Miami, Florida 33131
Specializing in Family Law, Certified Family Meditator, Founding member of Collaborative Law, Guardian, Master of Social Work Degree, over 20 years experience. Past President of Concerned Family Lawyers of Dade County.
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