Alimony §61.08, Fla. Stat. Part 9 of 9 | Divorce Attorney Fort Myers/Cape Coral
In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, the court may grant alimony to either party, which alimony may be bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent in nature or any combination of these forms of alimony. In any award of alimony, the court may order periodic payments or payments in lump sum or both. The court may consider the adultery of either spouse and the circumstances thereof in determining the amount of alimony, if any, to be awarded.
Below please find some general information regarding Alimony and how it is awarded.
J. Tax issues
- Taxable/net amount
- The usual treatment of alimony is to make it taxable to the recipient and deductible by the payor.
Section 61.08(2)(h) requires the court to consider the tax treatment and consequences to both parties of any alimony award, and it is error to fail to do so when such evidence is presented.
K. Health Insurance Issues (COBRA).
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