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What You Need to Know About Getting Remarried After Divorce

Divorce takes a lot out of you, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your love life. In fact, according to research 64% of men who have gone through a divorce end up getting remarried while 52% of eligible women do the same.

Life goes on and finding love again is a real possibility for you. But, it’s important to understand the implications of your remarriage after you receive a divorce order from Florida counts. It will impact various elements of your divorce settlement, and The FAB Law Firm is here to help you understand what those implications are.

Remarriage Impacts on Florida Alimony

One of the most significant concerns for individuals considering a second (or third or fourth or…) marriage after getting divorced previously is how it may affect alimony payments. In Florida, alimony can be modified or terminated when the receiving spouse remarries.

Typically, the paying spouse no longer has an obligation to provide financial support to their former partner once that partner has remarried. It's essential to understand the terms of your alimony agreement and consult with an experienced family law attorney to ensure compliance with the law.

Remarriage Impact on Child Custody

Your children are everything to you, but remarriage does have some complex challenges when it comes to previous child custody arrangements. Remarriage does not automatically trigger changes, but there are some elements that could be at play.

For instance, if you have custody of your child but are marrying someone with a violent criminal history then the court may not want to have your child in the home any longer. Odds are this has already been considered if your ex is aware of your current partner’s circumstances, but this becomes especially relevant once marriage comes into the picture.

Florida family courts will always focus on the best interests of the child. This could mean protecting your child from a new spouse and it could also mean giving more time to you if your spouse has more financial resources to support your family.

It’s important to be transparent with the court and consider these impacts before changes sneak up and surprise you.

Remarriage Impact on Child Support Payments

Now, when it comes to child support there are some immediate ramifications to consider. Florida courts calculate child support based on various factors, including income streams and expenses. This calculation changes when you remarry.

Your ex could trigger a modification with the court and have them review your new financial circumstances to determine if you need to pay more or are no longer owed payments. It's essential to consult with a family law attorney to ensure that any changes are made through the proper legal channels and are in line with Florida's child support guidelines.

Talk to an Attorney if You’re Remarrying in Florida

Getting remarried after divorce is a personal choice that can bring happiness and fulfillment to your life. However, it's essential to be informed about the legal implications and potential impacts on alimony, child custody, and child support.

At The FAB Law Firm, our experienced family law attorneys are here to provide guidance, answer your questions, and ensure that your remarriage journey is as smooth and legally sound as possible. Contact us if you’re considering remarriage but need to understand how it will impact your situation.
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