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Tag Archives: Alimony

Most Common Questions about Alimony

What type of alimony would I be entitled to?             Depending upon the length of the marriage and the specific factors outlined in §61.14, alimony may be available upon divorce. Short-term marriages are generally those that lasted less than seven years, moderate-term marriages are those that last between seven and seventeen years, while long-term marriages […]

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What is a motion for contempt?

A Motion for Contempt is used in Tampa family law cases to seek enforcement and sanctions, when a party violates a court order.   The most common motions for contempt relate to violations of timesharing agreements and/or failing to pay child support.  Of course though, a motion for contempt can be used to ensure compliance with […]

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What is a Marital Settlement Agreement?

Tampa Divorce Attorneys are routinely asked by their Clients about the meaning of the term “Marital Settlement Agreement” during the course of litigation.  Many folks have frankly heard the term either through the litigation in their own case or through their own research on the internet on websites, like our site. A Marital Settlement Agreement […]

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What are mandatory disclosures?

Tampa family law attorneys are constantly asked about mandatory disclosures and the requirements to file a financial affidavit in their Tampa family law case. In short, the easiest way to think of these mandatory disclosures are that they are the required documents to back up the numerical figures on the financial affidavit. As you can […]

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Did Florida eliminate permanent alimony?

Few bills in Tallahassee get Tampa Divorce Attorneys’ attention like bills regulating alimony and more recently, bills purporting to eliminate it being permanent in some unique situations.   As we have discussed elsewhere on our Tampa alimony attorney blog, there are many forms of alimony available in Florida.   Arguably, the most controversial is durational alimony, where […]

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Who gets the retirement accounts and pensions during a divorce?

Aside from homes, the largest assets many folks have are their retirement accounts or pensions.  Obviously, retirement accounts vary from business to business including accounts that are similar to annuities, accounts based on a portion of salary paid to an employee, etc.   While pensions are also varied from State Funded Pensions for local government workers, […]

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Brandon Alimony Attorney: What are the factors that the court will look at when determining whether to award alimony during my Tampa divorce?

Brandon Alimony Attorneys are nearly always asked about alimony and other financial issues during the pendency of the divorce case. In Florida, the court will evaluate Florida Statute Section 61.08, titled “Alimony” to determine whether to award alimony. Before analyzing the specific factors though, the court must first make a determination whether there’s been an […]

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Brandon Family Lawyer: What happens to retirement accounts during a Tampa divorce?

Brandon Family Lawyers are often asked about checking, savings and retirement accounts and how they are divided during a divorce.  Retirement accounts are often hot issues for folks getting divorced because generally they are most folks’ largest assets, aside from a marital home, if it has any equity in today’s shaky real estate market.  Fortunately, […]

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Alimony Orders in Florida: The Importance of Making One’s Case Early On

In recent years, the State of Florida’s alimony laws have come under intense scrutiny. Many people are calling for its reform while others fight against the proposed changes. Nonetheless, as it stands now, the rules governing alimony are spelled out in Civil Practice and Procedure Statute 61.08, Chapter 61. They state that either spouse may request […]

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Divorce Attorneys Tampa: How can we find hidden assets during a Tampa divorce?

Anyone that has been in anyway related to any divorce cases, knows that one of the most frequent concerns and complaints about spouses is that the other spouse is hiding money. At Hackworth Law our Divorce Attorneys Tampa, we utilize a two-phase approach to identify and find these hidden assets. In our experience, these are […]

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