Alimony & Spousal Support in Florida
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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.
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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
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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