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Changes To Florida Statutes
Effective July 1, 2008, changes to Florida Statute Section 61.075 took effect, This Statute relates to the equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.
What do these changes mean for couples considering divorce?
Coming October 1, 2008 is legislation that will affect child custody.
For more information on these and other laws that may affect your family, please call our offices. Attorney Andrew Smith will consult with clients.
A spouse who does not make timely support payments can have his or her wages garnished through the Florida Child Support Enforcement Department. The court orders that alimony be automatically taken from the paying spouse's paycheck. The court can also order that the paying spouse give the alimony payments to the Support Enforcement Department, which will give the money to the receiving spouse. The department acts as a third party which manages the collection and distribution of support payments on a statewide basis. If the paying spouse of child support or alimony fails to make timely and sufficient payments, the court can suspend the paying spouse's driver's license.
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