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Alimony: May I have some please?

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Aisha WhiteAlimony: May I have some please?

By: Aisha White

We have all heard stories in the news about people receiving outrageous sums of alimony after a divorce, but is it really that easy to strike it rich?  In Florida, alimony is governed under Fla. Stat. 61.08 .  There are different types of alimony available to parties here in Florida, including: Bridge-the-Gap alimony, Rehabilitative alimony, Durational alimony, and Permanent alimony. There is also a type of alimony called alimony Pendente Lite that is available while the actual divorce is still pending.

Before making an alimony award determination, the court has to first determine whether either party needs alimony AND whether either party has the ability to pay alimony. If the Read More

IS IT CUSTODY OR SHARING?

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Jeff Nuckols

Is It Custody or Is It Sharing?

By: Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

You have probably heard someone talk about child custody, and most of us understand the meaning of the word custody in the context of divorce. But for some people, the word custody carries with it overtones of control and even incarceration. Of course, parents generally do have the responsibility and right of control over their children, but there could be a friendlier way to talk about the time that a child spends with each parent after the divorce. Additionally, even though we understand the concept of primary custody where a child lives with one parent most of the time, a term other than custody might better describe the variation in different cases of how much time a child spends with each parent.