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In Florida, when couples divorce they often seek alimony. The economic situation is now leading to bankruptcy as a common divorce issue. If the filing former spouse has an alimony obligation, the question becomes, is that obligation dischargeable in the bankruptcy? Dischargeable bankruptcy debts are outline in United States Code, Title 11, Chapter 13. The old version of the law stated that the alimony obligation was not dischargeable unless the payor did not have the ability to pay the debt and the discharge benefit to the payor out-weighed the harm to the spouse receiving the alimony. That is not the case anymore in Florida. The new section maintains that debts such as alimony to a former spouse or spouse on a temporary basis in the course of a divorce cannot be discharged at all. So this means that if you have an alimony obligation or are receiving alimony, the alimony obligation cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy action. These issues can be extremely complicated and obtaining a family law attorney would be beneficial.

Written by Whitney R. Lonker
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

Super Bowl XLIII was played in Tampa, Florida, but real-life drama unfolded on the televisions across the Tucson-area Sunday night. Tuning into watch the biggest game of the year amounted to viewing a lot more for Comcast viewers. During a portion of the Steelers v. Cardinals game, the game was interrupted with a 30-second clip of adult content and many saw full male nudity. While this incident is most likely the cause of “malicious acts,” pornography and football comes up in 2008->Ch0061->Section%20075#0061.075; target=”_blank”>;Florida divorces regularly.

Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, but using money to purchase pornography, place bets on football (Super Bowl XLII), or have extramarital relationships can really come back with a vengeance. Thankfully, the men and women tuning in on Sunday will not be accused of such behavior for their brief encounter with a “malicious act” at the cable company.

Written By: Lenorae Atter


Social networking sites like Face Book, My Space and others provide for a good support system for friends and family. When people are feeling down and need a friend or just are bored, they go to Face Book and My Space to read and posts their thoughts, feelings and activities. Friendships and activities posted on the web can come back to haunt you in a Family Law cases. People are often times foolish when they are online. They think that they are invisible when in fact the whole worlds can see what they are doing. There have been cases where people have been caught in marital affairs and even criminal activities through posts at Face Book, My Space and You Tube. On the flip side, these sites can be a wealth of information for those trying to find out more information about a person, business, and yes a spouse involved in a legal matter.

At Wood, Atter & Wolf, we have searched through My Space and Face Book in the past to find out information on the other side and (yes) our clients. Be careful what you posts out there in cyberspace. The whole world is watching and paying attention. One day, a Judge may even read your entries and information to determine an important legal issue on a case.

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