As of July 1, 2010, Florida has made some changes regarding alimony laws. The law now defines presumptions for short-term marriage (less than 7 years), moderate-term marriages (7-17 years), and long-term marriages (more than 17 years). The law also creates a new type of alimony called "durational" alimony. This type of alimony is for a set period of time and is typically awarded in cases in that are beyond bridge-the-gap alimony but not appropriate for permanent alimony.
On January 1, 2011, Florida's child support laws change. In the past, a parent who exercised 40% of more of timesharing received a reduction in his or her child support. The 40% is changing to 20% in January. A parent who exercises 20% of overnights will receive a reduction in child support.
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