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Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Part I. General Provisions

back to top61.071. Alimony pendente lite; suit money

In every proceeding for dissolution of the marriage, a party may claim alimony and suit money in the petition or by motion, and if the petition is well founded, the court shall allow a reasonable sum therefor. If a party in any proceeding for dissolution of marriage claims alimony or suit money in his or her answer or by motion, and the answer or motion is well founded, the court shall allow a reasonable sum therefor.

Laws 1885, c. 3581, §§ 1, 2; Rev.St.1892, § 1483; Gen.St.1906, § 1931; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 3194; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 4986; Laws 1955, c. 29737, § 2; Fla.St.1965, § 65.07; Laws 1967, c. 67-254, § 16; Laws 1971, c. 71-241, § 9; Laws 1995, c. 95-147, § 319.