Florida Alimony Attorneys Fighting For Your Best Interests
When you and your spouse file for a dissolution of marriage, one of the issues to be addressed is alimony. Does one spouse need alimony? Can the other spouse pay it? The court also looks at the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage and the relative income of each individual. At the , we will work with you in an attempt to establish whether you are entitled to alimony. Alternatively, we can also attempt to convince the court that your spouse does not need alimony and you cannot pay. Or if your spouse demonstrates a need for alimony, we will work with you to establish that your spouse needs less than he or she requested. In Florida, there are various types of alimony agreements:
- Temporary alimony provides support during the divorce action, which may include attorney fees and relevant litigation costs.
- Rehabilitative alimony helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and may end when he or she has found a job or completed his or her education.
- Bridge-the-gap alimony is awarded for two years.
- Durational alimony can be awarded by the court when permanent alimony is not appropriate.
- Permanent alimony may be awarded to provide for the necessities of life as they were established during the marriage for a party who lacks the financial ability to meet his or her needs following a long-term marriage.
At the , we will work with you to determine what kind of alimony is best for your situation.
Fighting For Your Peace Of Mind
At the , we represent clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who would be required to pay it. Our clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by their agreement. We can assist you to show the court why you should pay less or request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement.