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Does a person convicted of a 1st degree felony ( elder financial

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Does a person convicted of a 1st degree felony ( elder financial exploitation over $100K) loose their alimony rights in FL ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
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Question: Does a person convicted of a 1st degree felony ( elder financial exploitation over $100K) loose their alimony rights in FL ?

Response: No. One has nothing to do with the other. I could not find anything in relevant Florida Statutes that terminates alimony due to conviction for a felony. See Florida Statutes Sections 61.08 and 61.14:

http://archive.flsenate.gov/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.08.html

http://archive.flsenate.gov/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.14.html