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July 30, 2020

Alimony Issues During the COVID-19 Crisis

So far, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on a wide range of legal matters. Life and circumstances have changed for many different people while quarantining and social distancing. COVID-19 has also had an impact on employment in America. As a result, many Americans are grappling with the financial issues from the pandemic. Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr., along with attorneys at CPLS are going to examine alimony issues during the COVID-19 crisis.

Solving Alimony Issues During the Covid-19 Crisis

The Family Law attorneys at CPLS are presenting a series of discussions where they discuss issues you may be facing during the COVID-19 crisis. Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. joins other Orlando attorney’s in discussing family law issues during these trying times. The topic of discussion is “Can I safely stop paying my alimony?”. Find out what factors are required for the court to make a change to alimony obligations.

What Factors Are Required Through The Court To Make A Change In Alimony Obligations?

There are four factors under Florida law that will determine changes in alimony obligations. It is going to depend on whether your change of circumstance is:

  • anticipated or unanticipated – is it an unexpected or unforeseen change to your employment situation? This would usually be caused by an involuntary loss in a job.
  • permanent – this is generally defined as the changing being lasting. Or it will remain unchanged during an indefinite period of time. It’s something that is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.  If it is a temporary reduction in your pay or your hours, you may not qualify for a permanent change. It is going to depend on the industry you work in and if you can obtain similar work with similar pay.
  • voluntary or involuntary – if you have a choice in whether or not to continue working, that is not an involuntary change. In order to make a change to your alimony, the court must find that your change in income is NOT from your actions. and therefore, involuntary.
  • material – if the reduction in pay that you’ve experienced is offset by the costs of commuting to work (for example) the court may not find that it is a material change.

Family Law Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.

We understand that circumstances can drastically change during global crises and pandemics.  The global pandemic has complicated the financial circumstances of every American. Individuals who are paying alimony and/or child support need to be aware of what is expected of them. Alimony issues during the COVID-19 crisis will wreak havoc on your life and finances. As a result, it is crucial to have an experienced Orlando Family Law Attorney on your side.

If you are dealing with any type of family law case, contact Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. to discuss how our attorneys can help you with your family law, alimony, or child custody case. Call us at (407) 647-7887 or give us a message. You can also visit the offices of Attorney Aubrey Ducker Jr. Aubrey Ducker Jr. serves Orlando and surrounding areas.