Florida Alimony Changes

Alimony is one of the most contentious issues in divorce, but consider this: Changes to the law may take place in Florida in 2014 that may be decisively in the payer's favor.

As it stands, the courts determine alimony payments based on length of marriage and financial ability of the supporting party to pay. Florida recognizes five forms of alimony: bridge-the-gap alimony, rehabilitative alimony, temporary alimony, permanent alimony and lump sum alimony. Nix Law, P.A., can explain what each is designed to accomplish and help you consider what is appropriate for your situation.

Possible Changes In Alimony Law In 2014

Among the changes to alimony law that may take place in Florida in 2014 are fixes to a bill proposed and vetoed in 2013. A new version of the proposed legislation is expected to hardwire a presumption that both parties' standard of living will decrease after divorce, making it harder for judges to award alimony. Elimination of permanent alimony was on the table in 2013, but was dropped. One fix that is likely to survive will make it easier to reduce/terminate alimony upon retirement.

If you are considering a divorce and expect to pay alimony, you may want to delay. If you are in the middle of a divorce and expect to receive alimony, you might want to move things along. Your best move is to call an Orlando divorce attorney who can answer your questions about how possible changes might affect you.

What If I'm A Stay-At-Home Father?

Stay-at-home fathers make the same professional sacrifices that many mothers have traditionally made. A well-planned prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can go a long way toward easing any fears about what might happen in the event of a divorce.

Contact Us When You Have Questions About Florida Alimony Changes

Call Nix Law, P.A., when you need the help of a knowledgeable family law lawyer to answer alimony questions at 407-674-0849, or contact us online.