Until recently, the rule was that if you paid alimony payments in Florida to an ex-spouse, you had the ability to deduct the payments from your taxes, while the alimony recipient paid taxes on it. Though alimony laws varied from state to state, that was a universal constant. However, federal legislation that goes into effect in the new year will turn the old rules on their heads.
If you have a child outside of wedlock in Florida, you may wonder what happens when you are the other parent separate. Who gets custody of your child? How do you develop a visitation schedule? If you were getting a divorce, then these things are pretty straightforward and handled through that legal process. When there is no legal separation in your relationship, what happens?