Form 12.994(A)(1) "Final Judgment for Support Unconnected With Dissolution of Marriage With Dependent or Minor Child(Ren)" - Florida

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division:
In Re: the Marriage of:
,
Petitioner,
and
,
Respondent.
FINAL JUDGMENT FOR SUPPORT UNCONNECTED WITH DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE WITH 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 following child(ren) are common to the parties:
Name
Birth date
SECTION I. ALIMONY
A. _____ The Court denies the request for alimony;
OR
B. _____The Court finds that that there is a need for alimony and that the _____ 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
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(a(1)), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division:
In Re: the Marriage of:
,
Petitioner,
and
,
Respondent.
FINAL JUDGMENT FOR SUPPORT UNCONNECTED WITH DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE WITH 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 following child(ren) are common to the parties:
Name
Birth date
SECTION I. ALIMONY
A. _____ The Court denies the request for alimony;
OR
B. _____The Court finds that that there is a need for alimony and that the _____ 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
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(a(1)), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
alimony as follows: {Indicate all that apply}
1. ______ Permanent Periodic.
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 only one}:
______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 the existence of 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, and in any event, at least once a month, or _____ other: {explain}____________________
beginning {date}___________ _________ and continuing until {date}________________ ______
{a period not to exceed two (2) years}, death of either party or remarriage of Obligee.
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, or _____ 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: ________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(a(1)), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
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}____________________,
the death of either party, remarriage of Obligee, or until modified by court order in 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 D. 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 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 responsibilities each party will have with regard to any minor or dependent children they
have in common;
8. The tax treatment and consequences to both parties of any alimony award, including the
designation of all or a portion of the payment as a nontaxable, nondeductible payment;
9. All sources of income available to either party, including income available to either party
through investments of any asset held by that party and
10. 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.
1. _____There is no alimony arrearage at the time of this Final Judgment.
OR
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(a(1)), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
2. _____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} ___________
beginning {date
__________, until paid in full including statutory interest.
). To
E. _____Life Insurance (to secure payment of support
secure the alimony obligations set forth
in this judgment, Obligor shall maintain life insurance 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 the award does leave the
Obligor with significantly less net income than that of the Obligee, the Court finds the
following exceptional circumstances: _______________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________.
2. Other:__________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
SECTION II. CHILD SUPPORT
A. ______The Court finds that there is a need for child support and that the _____ Petitioner
______ Respondent (hereinafter Obligor) has the present ability to pay child support. The
amounts in the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form
12.902(e), filed by the _____ Petitioner _____Respondent are correct
OR
______the Court makes the following findings:
Petitioner’s net monthly income is $ ___________, (Child Support Guidelines
_ %).
Respondent’s net monthly income is $
____, (Child Support Guidelines _____ %).
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(a(1)), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)
Monthly child care costs are $
_.
Monthly health/dental insurance costs are $
________.
B. Amount.
Child support established at the rate of $____________ per month for the ______children {total
number of parties’ minor or dependent children} shall be paid commencing _______________
{month, day, year} and terminating ___________________ {month, day, year}. Child support
shall be paid in the amount of $________ per ______________ {week, month, other} which is
consistent with the Obligor’s current payroll cycle.
Upon the termination of the obligation of child support for one of the parties’ children, child
support in the amount of $__________for the remaining _________children {total number of
remaining children} shall be paid commencing ____________________________{month, day,
year} and terminating________________________________{month, day, year}. This child
support shall be paid in the amount of $_______ _per_______________ {week, month, other}
consistent with the Obligor’s current payroll cycle.
{Insert schedule for the child support obligation, including the amount, and commencement
and termination dates, for the remaining minor or dependent children, which shall be payable
as the obligation for each child ceases. Please indicate whether the schedule _____appears
below or _____ is attached as part of this form.}
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.
The Obligor shall pay child support until all of the minor or dependent children: reach the age of
18; become emancipated, marry, join the armed services, die, or become self-supporting; or
until further order of the court or agreement of the parties. The child support obligation shall
continue beyond the age of 18 and until high school graduation for any child who is dependent
in fact, between the ages of 18 and 19, and is still in high school, performing in good faith with a
reasonable expectation of graduation before the age of 19.
If the child support ordered deviates from the guidelines by more than 5%, the factual findings
which support that deviation are:
.
C. Retroactive Child Support and/or Arrearages.
1. _____ There is no retroactive child support or child support arrearage at the time of this Final
Judgment.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.994(a(1)), Final Judgment for Support Unconnected with
Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren) (02/18)