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.