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Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Part I. General Provisions

back to top61.09. Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution

If a person having the ability to contribute to the maintenance of his or her spouse and support of his or her minor child fails to do so, the spouse who is not receiving support may apply to the court for alimony and for support for the child without seeking dissolution of marriage, and the court shall enter an order as it deems just and proper.
Laws 1885, c. 3581, §§ 1, 2; Rev.St.1892, §§ 1485, 1486; Gen.St.1906, §§ 1933, 1934; Rev.Gen.St.1920, §§ 3196, 3197; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, §§ 4988, 4989; Laws 1955, c. 29737, § 2; Laws 1965, c. 65-498, § 1; Fla.St.1965, §§ 65.09, 65.10; Laws 1967, c. 67-254, § 16; Laws 1971, c. 71-241, § 11; Laws 1986, c. 86-220, § 116; Laws 1995, c. 95-147, § 320. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 2008-61, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.