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Is Past-Due Alimony a Vested Property Right?

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, past-due installments of alimony become vested property rights of the spouse to whom the money is due: “The final issue concerns the trial court’s unexplained reduction of the alimony arrearage....

Is lump sum alimony subject to modification?

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, lump sum alimony is not subject to modification: “Lump sum alimony vests at the time of entry of the final judgment and is not subject to modification. Philipose v. Philipose, 431 So.2d 698 (Fla. 2d...

Does joint use of income create a marital asset?

According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, joint use of income from non-marital property does not entirely transform the property itself into a marital asset where one spouse deposited the rental income checks into her own personal bank accounts,...