Florida law allows for alimony when the circumstances are appropriate. There are several types of alimony: Permanent Periodic Alimony; Rehabilitative Alimony, Temporary Alimony; Durational Alimony; Transitional Alimony and Lump Sum Alimony. If you have any questions about your divorce and alimony situation, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
ALIMONY FACTORS. There are a number of factors to consider in all alimony awards and they are recited in the statute (Florida Statute Section 61.08):
a) The Standard of living established during the marriage.
b) The duration of the marriage.
c) The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party.
d) The financial resources of each party, the non marital and the marital assets and liabilities distributed to each party.
e) When applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment.
f) The Contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other party.
g) All sources of income available to either party.
Whether you are a spouse requesting alimony from your partner or the person who is being asked to provide support, the entire subject can cause immense stress. You may be wondering if you'll be able to live in the style you've become accustomed, or if your children will be provided for appropriately. Don't take chances with such an important part of your proceedings. The subject of spousal support is complex and the Florida Statute is aways changing so your particular case takes the skill of an experienced attorney to ensure that everyone's needs are being met fairly. I understand what is important to you at a time like this and I am determined to see your case through to the best possible result.