Melbourne Alimony Lawyers
Florida alimony law is in flux. Reform efforts made in recent years sought to achieve these objectives:
- Permanent alimony awards would be severely reduced.
- Alimony would only last half the length of time that the marriage lasted.
- Most alimony would be awarded to couples who had been married for a certain length of time.
- These new rules would apply retroactively to past alimony settlements.
These dramatic reforms were vetoed by Governor Scott in 2013, but most observers believe they will eventually be passed. At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, in Melbourne, we monitor the progress of all family law legislation. Alimony reform is a subject of intense interest to our clients, and our lawyers are on top of this issue, in order to deliver best outcomes for you.
Aggressive Spousal Maintenance Representation
In a nutshell, the likelihood is that reform will pass, but that the changes will not be retroactive, which creates a dividing line between the old rules and the new rules. So, the best strategy for you if you are planning to divorce, and alimony is an issue, is to consult with a knowledgeable alimony attorney to strategize your case. This is true whether you are seeking alimony or defending against an alimony claim.
Our objective at all times, regardless of legislation, is to obtain the alimony results you need, whether you expect to pay or receive.
Modifications to Alimony Orders
If your spouse is seeking to decrease or terminate your alimony award, or you are seeking to reduce your alimony payments, talk to us about a modification to your existing court order. Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole can help you pursue modifications or to defend against them.
To talk to us about your alimony case, or to discuss modifications to your alimony order, contact Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole by email or call us at 321-725-5638, toll free at 800-479-3032. Our aim is always to produce solutions that work for you.