In a divorce, an alimony award is made based on the circumstances of the spouses at the time of the divorce. After the divorce, however, it is not unusual for circumstances to change. Ex-spouses often enter into new relationships, and these relationships can become serious. However, many ex-spouses stop short of marriage because they wish to continue receiving alimony payments.
This is such a problem in Florida that the state legislature has created a statute protecting those paying spousal support. The statue allows individuals to terminate alimony payments when an ex-spouse enters into a continued, supportive long-term relationship—even if that relationship is not marriage.
At the law firm of Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., our Florida divorce attorneys represent clients in legal proceedings concerning alimony modification or termination based on a supportive relationship. Because each circumstance is unique, we represent both individuals paying alimony and individuals receiving it. To talk with us about your unique situation, contact us.
A 2006 Florida statute allows alimony to be reduced or ended completely when the court finds that—since the granting of your divorce and the original award of alimony—a supportive relationship has existed between the person receiving support and someone he or she lives with.
If an individual can show that an ex-spouse meets these factors, he or she may be able to terminate alimony. This is best done with the help of an experienced Ocala divorce lawyer.
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