Form 12.994(B) "Final Judgment for Support Unconnected With Dissolution of Marriage With No Dependent or Minor Child(Ren)" - Florida

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Download Form 12.994(B) "Final Judgment for Support Unconnected With Dissolution of Marriage With No Dependent or Minor Child(Ren)" - Florida

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND
_________
COUNTY, FLORIDA
In Re: the Marriage of:
Case No.:
Division:
______________,
Petitioner,
and
____________,
Respondent.
FINAL JUDGMENT FOR SUPPORT
UNCONNECTED WITH DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)
This cause came before this Court on a Petition for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage
under section 61.09, Florida Statutes. The Court, having reviewed the file and heard the testimony, makes
these findings of fact and reaches these conclusions of law:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties.
2. The parties have no minor or dependent children in common, no child born to either spouse
during the marriage remains minor or dependent, and neither spouse is pregnant.
SECTION I. ALIMONY
A._ ____The Court denies the request(s) for alimony.
OR
B. _____The Court finds that _____Petitioner _____Respondent has an actual need for alimony and
that _____Petitioner _____Respondent has/had the ability to support his/her spouse and has failed
to do so. _____Petitioner_____ Respondent (hereinafter Obligor) has the present ability to pay
alimony as follows:
{Indicate all that apply}
1.______ Permanent Periodic.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND
_________
COUNTY, FLORIDA
In Re: the Marriage of:
Case No.:
Division:
______________,
Petitioner,
and
____________,
Respondent.
FINAL JUDGMENT FOR SUPPORT
UNCONNECTED WITH DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN)
This cause came before this Court on a Petition for Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage
under section 61.09, Florida Statutes. The Court, having reviewed the file and heard the testimony, makes
these findings of fact and reaches these conclusions of law:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties.
2. The parties have no minor or dependent children in common, no child born to either spouse
during the marriage remains minor or dependent, and neither spouse is pregnant.
SECTION I. ALIMONY
A._ ____The Court denies the request(s) for alimony.
OR
B. _____The Court finds that _____Petitioner _____Respondent has an actual need for alimony and
that _____Petitioner _____Respondent has/had the ability to support his/her spouse and has failed
to do so. _____Petitioner_____ Respondent (hereinafter Obligor) has the present ability to pay
alimony as follows:
{Indicate all that apply}
1.______ Permanent Periodic.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
a. The court finds that no other form of alimony is fair and reasonable under the
circumstances of the parties.
b. As a marriage of (choose one only):
_____Long Duration (17 years or greater) alimony is appropriate upon consideration of
all relevant factors;
_____Moderate Duration (greater than 7 years but less than 17) alimony is appropriate
based upon clear and convincing evidence after consideration of all relevant
factors; or
_____ Short Duration (less than 7 years) alimony is appropriate based upon the
following exceptional circumstances:________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________.
c. Obligor shall pay permanent periodic alimony to Obligee in the amount of $
per month, payable_____ in accordance with Obligor’s employer’s payroll cycle, and in any
event, at least once a month, or _____ other: {explain}_______________________________
beginning {date}
_________. This alimony shall continue until modified by court
order, the death of either party, or remarriage of Obligee, whichever occurs first. The alimony
may be modified or terminated based upon either a substantial change in circumstances, or
a supportive relationship in accordance with section 61.14, Florida Statutes.
2. _____Bridge-the-Gap. Obligor shall pay bridge-the-gap alimony to Obligee in the amount of
$______per month, payable_____ in accordance with Obligor’s employer’s payroll cycle,
beginning {date}________________and continuing until {date}___________________ {a period
not to exceed two years}, remarriage of Obligee, or death of either party, whichever occurs first.
3. ______Rehabilitative. Obligor shall pay rehabilitative alimony to Obligee in the amount of
$ __________ per month, payable ______ in accordance with Obligor’s employer’s payroll cycle,
and in any event, at least once a month _____ other {explain}________________________.
beginning {date}
_________ .This rehabilitative alimony shall continue until modified by
court order, the death of either party or until {date/event} _____________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________.
whichever occurs first. The rehabilitative plan presented demonstrated the following: ________
_____________________________________________________________________________.
4. ______Durational. Obligor shall pay durational alimony to Obligee in the amount of
$____________per month payable _____ in accordance with Obligor’s employer’s payroll cycle,
and in any event, at least once a month, or _____ other {explain}______________________
beginning {date}________________and terminating on {date }________________________,
remarriage of the Obligee, death of either party, or until modified by court order in
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
accordance with section 61.08(7), Florida Statutes; whichever occurs first.
5. _____Lump Sum. Obligor shall pay lump sum alimony to Obligee in the amount of
$_________which shall be paid as follows:___________________________________________
.
6.______Retroactive. Obligor shall pay retroactive alimony in the amount of $
____ for
the period of {date}
__________, through {date}
____________, which
shall be paid pursuant to paragraph 4 below.
C. Reasons for _____ Awarding _____ Denying Alimony. The Court has considered all of the
following in awarding/denying alimony:
1. The standard of living established during the marriage;
2. The duration of the marriage;
3. The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party;
4. The financial resources of each party, including the nonmarital and the marital assets and
liabilities distributed to each;
5. The earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties
and, when applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or
training to enable such party to find appropriate employment;
6. The contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered
in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other party;
7. The tax treatment and consequences to both parties of any alimony award, including the
designation of all or a portion of the payment as nontaxable, nondeductible payment;
8. All sources of income available to either party, including income available to either party
through investments of any asset held by the party; and
9. Any other factor necessary to do equity and justice between the parties {Explain}
.
______ Please indicate here if additional pages are attached.
D. Retroactive Alimony and/or Arrearages.
a. _____There is no alimony arrearage at the time of this Final Judgment.
OR
b. _____Petitioner _____Respondent shall pay to the other party alimony in the amount of:
$
for retroactive alimony, as of {date}
__________.
$
for previously ordered unpaid alimony, as of {date}
________.
The total of $
_ in retroactive alimony and arrearages shall be paid in the amount of
$
per month, payable _____ in accordance with Obligor’s employer’s payroll cycle,
and in any event at least once a month, _____ or other: {explain}________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
beginning {date}
_______________, until paid in full including statutory interest.
E. ______Life Insurance (to secure payment of support). To secure the alimony obligations set forth
in this judgment, Obligor shall maintain life insurance coverage on his/her life naming Obligee as the
sole irrevocable beneficiary, so long as reasonably available. This insurance shall be in the amount of
at least $
________ and shall remain in effect until the obligation for alimony terminates.
F. ______Other provisions relating to alimony including any tax treatment and consequences:
1. The award of alimony _____ does not _____ does leave the Obligor with significantly less net
income than the net income of the recipient/Obligee. If yes, the court finds the following
exceptional circumstances:________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.
2. Other _______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
.
SECTION II. METHOD OF PAYMENT
Obligor shall pay court-ordered alimony and arrears, if any, as follows:
A. Place of Payment
1._____ Obligor shall pay court-ordered support directly to either the State Disbursement Unit or
the central depository, as required by statute, along with any fee required by statute.
2._____ Both parties have requested and the court finds that support payments need not be
directed through either the State Disbursement Unit or the central depository at this time;
however, either party may subsequently apply, pursuant to section 61.13(1)(d)3, Florida Statutes,
to require payments through either the State Disbursement Unit or the central depository.
B. Income Deduction.
1. _____Immediate. Obligor shall pay through income deduction, pursuant to a separate Income
Deduction Order which shall be effective immediately. Obligor is individually responsible for
paying this support obligation until all of said support is deducted from Obligor’s income. Until
support payments are deducted from Obligor’s paycheck, Obligor is responsible for making timely
payments directly to the State Disbursement Unit or the Obligee, as previously set forth in this
order.
2._____ Deferred. Income Deduction is ordered this day, but it shall not be effective until a
delinquency of $
, or, if not specified, an amount equal to one month’s obligation
occurs. Income deduction is not being implemented immediately based on the following findings:
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
There are no minor child(ren) common to the parties,
AND
There is proof of timely payment of a previously ordered obligation without an income deduction
order in cases of modification,
AND
_____ There is an agreement by the Obligor to advise the Title IV-D agency, clerk of court, and
Obligee of any change in Payor and/or health insurance
OR
_____ there is a signed written agreement providing an alternative arrangement between the
Obligor and the Obligee and, at the option of the IV-D agency, by the IV-D agency in IV-D cases in
which there is an assignment of support rights to the state, reviewed and entered in the record
by the court.
C. Bonus/One-Time Payments. _____ All
% _____ No income paid in the form of a bonus
or other similar one-time payment, up to the amount of any arrearage or the remaining balance
thereof owed pursuant to this order, shall be forwarded to the Obligee pursuant to the payment
method prescribed above.
D. Other provisions relating to method of payment: _____________________________________
.
SECTION III. ATTORNEY’S FEES, COSTS, AND SUIT MONEY
A. _____ Petitioner’s _____ Respondent’s request(s) for attorney’s fees, costs, and suit money is (are)
denied because________________________________________________________________
.
OR
B. The Court finds there is a need for and an ability to pay attorney’s fees, costs, and suit money.
_____Petitioner ______Respondent is hereby ordered to pay to the other party $
______
in attorney’s fees, and $
__ in costs. The Court further finds that the attorney’s fees
awarded are based on the reasonable rate of $
_______ per hour and ______reasonable hours.
Other provisions relating to attorney’s fees, costs, and suit money are as follows: _______________
___________________________________________________
.
SECTION IV. OTHER PROVISIONS
A. Other Provisions: _______________________________________________________________
.
B. The Court reserves jurisdiction to modify and enforce this Final Judgment.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(b), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
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