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Permanent Alimony

Petition to modify Florida alimony denied despite former husband's claim of permanent disability

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Alimony

When parties enter a marital settlement agreement or a final judgment is entered in a Florida divorce, the court will enforce the express terms of the agreement or order. So it is important that terms in the agreement or order are unambiguous and not open to different interpretations. Otherwise, the parties could find themselves embroiled in expensive and lengthy post-judgment litigation.

Termination of permanent alimony in Florida upon retirement

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Alimony

When a party who is ordered to pay alimony retires, he or she may be able to seek a modification or termination of the alimony obligation. This issue was discussed in the case Holder v. Lopez, 1D18-1870 (Fla. 1st DCA June 7, 2019) in which the trial court denied the former husband’s petition to terminate alimony after he retired at age 65.

Age, good health and current income are not enough to rebut permanent alimony presumption in long-term marriage

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Alimony

What is enough to overcome a presumption for permanent alimony in a long-term marriage? An analysis of the factors listed in Florida Statute Chp. 61.08 is what the court must consider in determining how much alimony to award and for how long. In the case Gilliand v. Gilliand, 5D17-4100 (Fla. 5th DCA, March 15, 2019), the former wife appealed the trial court’s decision to award her durational alimony rather than permanent alimony based primarily on her age, good health and work history.

Florida alimony: Imputation of income cannot be based on speculative expert testimony

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Alimony

Imputing income to a party for purposes of calculating support is a process which requires specific proof and findings. In the case Frerking v. Stacy, 5D18-2327 (Fla. 5th DCA March 15, 2019), we review a trial court’s decision to award durational, rather than permanent, alimony in a long-term marriage based in part on speculated employment opportunities for the former wife.