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Understand how alimony might impact your divorce

Alimony isn't a consideration in all divorces, but when there is a reason to think that it will be a point in a case, it is imperative that both sides learn what might come into the picture. We recently discussed how some women are all for alimony reform and discussed some of the points that are considered when alimony is a factor.

Why women are all for alimony reform

Most people think of women as the automatic winners when it comes to alimony -- but the days where women may have needed alimony in order to survive are long gone. The barriers that kept women from working outside of the home and earning a livable wage are no longer in place.

Spousal support payments aren't automatic in Florida

When you have counted on your spouse for the majority of the income in the house, there is a chance that you are worried that you will be left high and dry during the divorce. Alimony orders are one way that people who have relied on a spouse for money might be able to keep up with the costs of living.

Will I have to pay alimony?

If you are getting divorced, one of the last things you probably want to do is hand over any more money to your ex than you absolutely have to. This is why it can be so upsetting to have to pay spousal support, or alimony.

Ex-NFL player faces contempt for past due child support

Florida residents may be interested to hear about the case of former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem. He currently risks facing contempt charges over his failure to pay what now allegedly totals nearly $400,000. His case brings to light the very real possibility of fines and jail time that anyone who fails to pay child support may face.

Immigration documents can preempt a premarital agreement

Florida residents who are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement may be interested in knowing that in some situations, it could be preempted by the requirements of federal documents. In a decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on June 8, it was determined that neither a divorce judgement nor a premarital agreement may terminate an affidavit of support when immigration documents mandate that a sponsor must provide support to a former spouse.

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