When a couple divorces, one of the first considerations is whether spousal support will be necessary as part of the divorce agreement. Unlike years past, when spousal support was more common, the court now grants alimony much more rigorous, and looks extensively at a variety of factors:
Our skilled lawyer, Efrain Aponte, at Affordable Law Associates will explain spousal support and alimony law as it specifically applies to your divorce. Florida laws regarding alimony and spousal support matters are ever-evolving, so it’s important that you seek experienced representation to achieve the maximum result in your case.
Alimony in Florida is calculated based upon the need and ability to pay.
There are 4 types of Alimony in the state of Florida:
The purpose of bridge-the-gap alimony is to help former spouse transition from married life to single life. This type of alimony is short term and cannot exceed 2 years.
The purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to assist former spouse for a short period of time to establish becoming completely self-supporting.
The purpose of durational alimony is to assist a former spouse for a set period of time.
The purpose of permanent alimony is to provide the former spouse who lacks the financial ability to meet the needs and necessities of life as they were established during the marriage.
Sometimes circumstances may affect prior support agreements or you may feel that you received an unfair support agreement.
Contact our Family Law Attorney Efrain Aponte to evaluate your circumstances to determine what is considered fair and reasonable alimony.
We believe that spousal support should be fair, and based on demonstrated legal precedents rather than emotion. We will fight for your rights, so that your divorce is as fair as it can possibly be.
Do not delay! Whatever types of questions you may have, feel free to get in touch with us using the contact form or calling the number below.
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