Paying alimony? Receiving alimony? These payments may be modified or terminated.

May 28, 2014

The Third District Court of Appeal of Florida (“Third DCA”) recently withdrew their former opinion in Murphy v. Murphy. Upon reviewing the facts de novo, the Third DCA applied a mixed standard of review. The trial court found that the former wife and her boyfriend were in a “supportive relationship.” The Third DCA held that the trial court’s findings were supported by competent and substantial evidence. Although the live-in boyfriend was not making significant financial contributions to the former wife, he was providing her with valuable, non-economic services. Therefore, the trial court’s order rewarding a reduction in the former wife’s alimony was warranted and supported by the evidence. For more information, click the link below.
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