Florida Alimony Law

Florida’s alimony law has been changed effective July 1, 2011.  Some of the changes include the ability to award durational alimony after a long-term marriage if there is no ongoing need for permanent support, the requirement of clear and convincing evidence for the award of permanent alimony after a moderate-term marriage, the requirement of specific written findings for permanent alimony awards, and the new provision that alimony awards may not leave the payor with significantly less net income than the recipient’s except in exceptional circumstances.  For the full text of the changes, please click on the link provided here regarding Sections 79-80.

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