How does domestic violence affect alimony in a no-fault divorce in Florida?

Physical abuse such as domestic violence is treated in a similar manner as adultery when it comes to alimony in a no-fault divorce. Alimony is not granted or denied on the basis of punishing one party for an act of physical abuse. However, physical abuse can have an impact on the amount of alimony awarded. The party who physically abuses his/her spouse should be required to pay any medical bills resulting from said abuse, as well as provide assistance during the abused spouse’s recovery time.

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