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February 2016 Archives

Florida Senate approves proposed child custody reform law

The Florida Senate has passed a new bill that will alter the state's child custody rules if it is signed into law. The new piece of legislation would make Florida one of the leaders in a national effort to award equal child custody to parents who are divorcing. However, it could still be time before this piece of legislation is approved.

High asset divorce in Florida

There isn't much of a downside to having a lot of money and property, and most Florida residents will agree that having a large bank account helps make life easier -- unless, of course, you are in the midst of a high asset divorce. When it comes to asset division and divorce proceedings, the more assets you have, the more complicated the divorce process becomes.

What's the history of alimony?

Historically speaking, alimony referred to a divorced husband's responsibility to provide support or sustenance to his ex-wife. Alimony used to be a responsibility reserved just for husbands, and a common law right of wives. These days, it doesn't matter what sex you happen to be; you might still need to pay alimony after a divorce or separation.

Florida might soon put an end to permanent alimony

Divorces in Florida often involve questions concerning alimony, and this can be a heated topic of debate, especially of a spouse is in danger of having to pay permanent alimony. Permanent alimony occurs when an ex-husband or ex-wife is required to pay a certain amount of money for the rest of his or her ex-spouse's life. Many people feel that permanent alimony is unfair and a lot of Florida lawmakers agree. In fact, a new bill will soon be voted on in Tallahassee, which could end permanent alimony once and for all.