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Category Archives: Divorce

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What Is The Limit Of An Alimony Award In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The purpose of alimony is to help one ex-spouse maintain their prior standard of living. Alimony is therefore not awarded in every divorce case. It is only considered appropriate when there is a substantial financial disparity between the parties. Alimony helps to “level the playing field,” especially when one spouse has not worked for… Read More »

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Can A Judge Order Me To Buy Life Insurance To Secure My Alimony Obligations?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida has complex rules governing the award of alimony in divorce cases. Alimony is not designed to punish a spouse for misconduct. Rather, it is supposed to ensure the receiving spouse has sufficient income to maintain their lifestyle and not become destitute following a divorce. To further these objectives, a judge may in certain… Read More »

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What Happens When One Spouse Recklessly Spends Marital Funds Just Prior to a Divorce?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The basic rule in a Florida divorce case is that absent an agreement between the parties, a court will order an “equitable distribution” of marital assets. In many cases this means a 50/50 division. But there are exceptions. For example, if the court finds that if one spouse has engaged in a “dissipation of… Read More »

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How Equitable Division Works in a Contested Florida Divorce Case

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

When a divorce is contested–that is, the parties cannot agree on key issues like the division of property or alimony–Florida law requires a judge to make certain “factual findings” before resolving the dispute. First, the judge needs to identify and assign value to all marital and nonmarital assets (and liabilities) that belong to the… Read More »

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What to Expect in the Florida Divorce Process?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Divorce can be a very emotional experience, and it can be life-altering for most people. Divorce affects every aspect of your life, especially if you have children. If you are considering filing for divorce — or you’ve already been served with papers — let an experienced Tampa divorce attorney help. There are a lot… Read More »

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Who Qualifies for Alimony in a Florida Divorce?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Alimony, which is also known as spousal support or maintenance, may or may not be awarded in a Florida divorce. If there is a valid prenuptial agreement that calls for it, or the couple reached an agreement on one spouse receiving spousal support, then it will likely be included in the final divorce order…. Read More »

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