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When Alimony Is No Longer Necessary

With an acrimonious divorce, having to deal with alimony can raise more issues between a pair of feuding soon-to-be exes. It’s worth remembering that alimony is solely meant to provide the former spouse with the same living standard he or she was accustomed to during the marriage until they can find employment. However, is it possible that an ex may deliberately withhold certain information to continue collecting alimony payments?

Though it can happen, Florida has statutes in place that allow a court to either change or terminate an alimony agreement if it can be proven that, for example, the spouse is now in a new relationship that is essentially a marriage, even if they aren’t legally wed. Some of the factors that may be taken into consideration include the length of time the couple has lived together, if there are any assets shared between them, or if they have collaborated on enhancing something considered valuable.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

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