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ALIMONY / SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Alimony Awards for Spouses in Need of Support
Alimony (also known as spousal support) is the support granted from one ex-spouse to another either during or after a divorce, to financially support children, living costs, and other expenses. Settling alimony can be a daunting and drawn-out process, and you want to ensure the court truly considers the need of the spouse requesting the alimony and ... Read More...

Alimony And Social Security Retirement Benefits
Much like the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration has a process for garnishing an individual’s social security retirement benefits where unpaid support has been reduced to a judgment. Section 459 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 659), provides for the garnishment of social security retirement benefits to enforce unpaid child support and alimony obligations ... Read More...

Death of a Party Post Divorce - What to do about Alimony and Child Support
Alimony is generally defined as financial assistance provided by one spouse to another, during and after a divorce. In Florida, either a husband or a wife may be eligible to receive alimony – also known as “spousal support” or “maintenance.” Whether you are entitled to temporary or permanent alimony or support will depend upon the individual circumstances of your marriage. An award of alimony or spousal support can profoundly impact the lives of you and your entire family, post-divorce. ... Read More...

Child Support, Alimony and Taxes in Florida
Child support is not taxable in Florida as income—alimony on the other hand may have some tax benefits.  The individual paying alimony in Florida may receive tax benefits for paying this alimony; however the recipient does not and must report this money as income. Read More...

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