What are alimony laws in Florida?
Under Florida law, it also may be known as maintenance. Under Florida law, alimony is granted to a spouse and it can be awarded to bridge the gap, be rehabilitative, i.e., intended to get the person to a position where he or she can take care of expenses without assistance, durational, or permanent.
How do I stop alimony payments in Florida?
If your ex-spouse will not agree to end alimony, you'll need to file a written request asking the court to terminate or modify alimony. At your hearing, you should be prepared to show evidence of the change in either you or your ex-spouse's financial circumstances.
How do I enforce alimony payments in Florida?
The primary way to enforce alimony in Florida cases is to file a Motion for Contempt in the same case and court where alimony was originally established. You must be prepared to prove the payor of alimony has the ability to pay the ordered amount.
What happens if you don’t pay alimony in Florida?
The judge may find you in contempt of court, which could result in a fine, a brief stay in jail, or both. You may also be ordered to stay in jail until you pay what you owe. The judge can order that a portion of your wages is automatically reserved for alimony payments before you receive your portion.