Divorce Law Tables - Alabama - Florida
Table 1 - Alimony/Spousal Support Factors
STATE
Statutory List
Marital Fault Not Considered
Marital Fault Relevant
Standard of Living
Status as Custodial Parent
Alabama


X
X

Alaska
X
X

X
X
Arizona
X
X

X
X
Arkansas

X



California
X
X

X

Colorado
X
X

X
X
Connecticut
X

X
X
X
Delaware
X
X

X
X
Wash D.C.


X
X

Florida
X

X
X


Table 2 - Custody Criteria
STATE
Statutory Guidelines
Children's Wishes
Joint Custody
Cooperative Parent
Domestic Violence
Health
Attorney or GAL
Alabama
X
X
X

X


Alaska
X
X
X

X

X
Arizona
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Arkansas




X


California
X
X

X
X
X
X
Colorado
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Connecticut

X
X



X
Delaware
X
X
X

X
X
X
Wash. D.C.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Florida
X
X
X
X
X
X
X


Table 3 - Child Support Guidelines
STATE
Income Share
Percent of Income
Extraordinary Medical Add On*
Child-Care Add On*
College Support
UIFSA
Alabama
X
X
X
X
X

Alaska

X
X
X
X
X
Arizona
X

X
X

X
Arkansas

X
X
X

X
California
X

X
X

X
Colorado
X

X
X

X
Connecticut
X

X


X
Delaware


X
X

X
Wash. D.C.

X
X
X
X
X
Florida
X

X
X



* Source: Laura W. Morgan, Child Support Guidelines (1996)


Table 4 - Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements
STATE
No Fault Sole Ground
No Fault Added to Traditional
Incompatibility
Living Separate and Apart
Judicial Separation
Durational Requirements
Alabama

X
X
2 years
X
6 months
Alaska
X

X
2 years
X
6 months
Arizona
X
X


X
90 days
Arkansas

X

18 months
X
60 days
California
X



X
6 months
Colorado
X



X
90 days
Connecticut

X

18 months
X
1 year
Delaware

X
X


6 months
Wash. D.C
X


1 year
X
6 months
Florida
X




6 months


Table 5 - Property Division
STATE
Community Property
Only Marital Divided
Statutory List of Factors
Non Monetary Contributions
Economic Misconduct
Contribution to Education
Alabama

X

X

X
Alaska
X

X
X
X

Arizona
X



X
X
Arkansas

X
X
X


California
X

X
X
X
X
Colorado

X
X
X
X

Connecticut


X
X
X
X
Delaware


X
X
X
X
Wash. D.C

X
X
X
X

Florida

X
X
X
X
X


Table 6- Third Party Visitation
STATE
Stepparents
Grandparents-Death of Their Child
Grandparents-Child Divorce
Out of Wedlock
Any Interested Party
Alabama

X
X


Alaska
X
X
X
X
X
Arizona
X
X
X
X
X
Arkansas
X
X
X


California
X
X
X

X
Colorado

X
X
X

Connecticut
X
X
X
X
X
Delaware
X

X


Wash D.C.





Florida

X
X
X

Source: Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, No.4, Winter 1997. Published by Section of Family Law - American Bar Association.


   
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