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A Guide to Florida’s Alimony Reform (2023)

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Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416) into law. SB 1416 is a significant reform to the state’s spousal support laws. Among other things, the legislation effectively ends permanent alimony in Florida. The new law officially took effect in the state on July 1st, 2023. Within this article, our Boca… Read More »

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I Am Getting Divorced in Florida: Will I Be Required to Pay Alimony?

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Alimony (spousal support & spousal maintenance) is an allowance paid by a person to their former spouse following a divorce. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 61.08), alimony is not guaranteed—it will only be awarded in certain circumstances. For reference, an academic study cited by CNN Money found that alimony is awarded in around… Read More »

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How Alimony Payments May Change Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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For divorced and divorcing taxpayers, alimony will be treated a different way beginning next year. As part of the larger tax overhaul last year, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act eliminated the ability of alimony-payers to deduct their support payments each year on their federal taxes. Instead, the person receiving the alimony payment will… Read More »

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What Are the Different Types of Alimony in Florida?

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Alimony, also called spousal maintenance, is a court-ordered transfer of money between a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse during a period of separation, and possibly for a period of time after their divorce is finalized. While the spouses are free to negotiate their own alimony payments, most couples will go through the court… Read More »

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