Hermitage, TN asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: What constitutes a supportive/supported financial relationship to negate spousal support in Florida?

My wife wants a divorce. She's cheated at least once and now with a high index of suspiscion a second time. She has a credit card with debt & may also have an auto loan with another man. Will her extramarital financial agreements impact her being awarded spousal support (alimony)?

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Rand Scott Lieber
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A: In Florida, alimony is based on financial need and financial ability to pay. The legal issue regarding extramarital affairs during the marriage is focused on the money spent on the affair. You may be entitled to a credit for any monies that your spouse spent on the affair. The issue with a supportive relationship arises after a divorce is final with an alimony award. If the person receiving alimony enters into a supportive relationship then the alimony award may be reduced or terminated. These can be complex issues so speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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