State/Prov.  : Florida

Case name    : Taylor v. Lutz

Case #          : No. 1D13–3659

Court             : Florida District Court of Appeal, First District

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Property Settlement Agreement

Former husband’s obligation under marital settlement agreement, which was incorporated into dissolution judgment, to pay former wife “Bridge-the-Gap alimony” in the amount of $500 a month for three years did not terminate upon former wife’s remarriage, pursuant to statute governing bridge-the-gap alimony, which provided that such alimony would terminate upon remarriage of alimony recipient; language of the parties’ agreement and not the statute controlled, agreement provided that the alimony agreed to by the parties was non-modifiable, and agreement did not provide that alimony would cease upon wife’s remarriage.

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