Can my spouse be required to provide life insurance as security for alimony?

Yes your spouse can be required to provide life insurance as security for alimony. This is provided for in our alimony statute. It also should be shown that the insurance is at reasonable cost, and that it's reasonably necessary to secure the alimony award especially if there is any danger shown that the alimony paying individual may not be forthright or dependable in paying the alimony.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.