What About Alimony?

After equitable distribution has been made, the court may consider the award of alimony. The court may grant alimony to either the husband or the wife. In awarding alimony, the court considers many factors necessary to do equity and justice between the husband and wife.[1] For more information, please review The Florida Bar publication: https://www.floridabar.org/public/consumer/pamphlet010/.…

If You Get A Divorce, How Is Your Property Divided?

Florida is known as an equitable distribution state. This means that the courts have the power to decide how property and debts obtained during a marriage should be fairly divided upon divorce. Even though fault is not an issue in granting the dissolution, the division of property and possessions, and the responsibility for support and…

How Do You Get A Marriage License?

A marriage license is issued by the clerk of the circuit court.[1] Blood tests are no longer required in Florida. You can apply for a marriage license in any county in Florida, even if you do not get married there. The license is valid for 60 days after issuance.[2] [1] § 741.01, Fla. Stat. [2]…

How Old Must A Person Be To Get Married?

A person who is 18 can marry without parental consent. However, a person who is at least 17 years old may obtain a marriage license so long as they provide written parental consent and the older party to the marriage is not more than 2 year older than the younger party to the marriage.[1] [1]…