St. Augustine Alimony Attorney
Alimony is the term that is used to refer to spousal maintenance and spousal
support in Florida. During a divorce or legal separation process, alimony
is provided by one spouse or a former spouse to assist with the financial
needs of the other party. Traditionally, alimony was typically awarded
to the stay-at-home wife. Presently, however, it is awarded to either
spouse with a financial need if the other spouse has the means to pay,
regardless of sex. If you need legal guidance with the alimony process,
speak with the lawyers at our firm to get started.
How Alimony Is Awarded
Many factors are used by the court to determine whether alimony will be
awarded in a specific divorce or legal separation proceeding. Some of
the considerations made by the judge include:
- Length of the marriage
- Age of each spouse
- Health of each spouse
- Ability of each spouse to be self-supporting
- Income of the primary wage earner
- Standard of living during the marriage
If you believe that you have a need for financial help from the other party
of a divorce or legal separation, you can request alimony. The court may
award temporary alimony until the final divorce hearing. During this final
hearing, the amount of permanent alimony, if any, will be ordered.
Contact the Albaugh Law Firm
If you seek to obtain alimony from your soon-to-be ex-spouse, you will
need to prove your need for financial assistance. If you are the other
individual in an alimony case, we can help you avoid having to pay alimony.
At the Albaugh Law Firm, we have more than 70 years of combined experience
in family law and fighting for and against awards of alimony. Our firm's
founding lawyer, Attorney Ryan Albaugh can use his financial background
to help secure the most advantageous outcome for you. Contact us today
to find out how we can protect your rights.