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Alimony & Spousal Support in Florida

Our Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers are Here to Help

As a divorce progresses or after it is finalized, it is not uncommon for one spouse to discover that a significant portion of their income has disappeared. In order to help them make ends meet and keep themselves out of financial straits, Florida law allows the use of spousal support, also called alimony. Put into simple terms, alimony is the monthly payment of one ex-spouse to the other with the goal of maintaining an acceptable standard of living.

Calculating the right amount of alimony is not as straightforward as pulling out a calculator and each spouse’s expected monthly income. It becomes a delicate balance of giving enough to the alimony receiver for them to live comfortably but also not taking so much from the alimony payer that they feel hardship instead. No matter what side of spousal support you are on, you can depend on our Jacksonville family lawyers to help you through it and find an amicable solution.

Here’s why the people of Jacksonville trust us with their family law disputes:

  • We have 70+ years of total legal and litigation experience.
  • Attorney Ryan Albaugh has maintained a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating.
  • Our history is decorated with successful case results.
  • The clients we have helped in the past consistently give us high praise.

We would love to hear about your case. Call 904.450.5313 for a free consultation.


Determining Alimony Payments

Predicting the final decision of the court regarding spousal maintenance is difficult due to the fact that every case is different and wholly dependent on the needs and expenses of each spouse. Knowing what the court will evaluate and consider is helpful in getting an idea of what to expect.

The judge hearing your case will likely consider:

  • Duration of marriage
  • Age of each spouse
  • Health and medical needs
  • Each spouse’s ability to be self-sufficient
  • Income of each spouse
  • Acceptable standard of living during marriage

Alimony does not need to be rewarded only after a divorce is final. In many cases, the decision is made as the divorce proceeds, especially if there is reason to believe the divorce could take months or more to complete. Spousal support of this nature is called temporary alimony, and it can be discontinued or extended when the final hearing for the divorce is concluded.

Jacksonville Alimony Attorneys are a Phone Call Away

Do you need to prove your need for financial assistance in order to gain alimony payments? Do you think your ex-spouse is asking for simply too much alimony and is being unreasonable? Our Jacksonville divorce lawyers have extensive experience representing both sides of spousal support cases. What matters most to us is your satisfaction and best interests at the end of your case.

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