Am I subject to alimony payment?

I've been living with a woman for three years (Florida) and we have a 2 year old daughter. We're not married and I've never refered to her as such. If we separtate, will I owe alimony or any type of support other than child support?

Pensacola, FL -

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Pamela S. Wynn

Pamela S. Wynn

Guardianship Law Attorney - Boynton Beach, FL
Answered

Alimony is not an issue if you have not been married. Florida does not recognize common law marriage. Even if it were an issue, with a 3 year relationship, there is a presumption against permanent alimony.

As you noted, you and the mom will both be responsible for supporting your child, no matter what the state of your relationship is.

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