Alimony is generally defined as financial assistance provided by one spouse to another, during and after a divorce . In Florida, either a husband or a wife may be eligible to receive alimony – also known as “ spousal support ” or “maintenance.” Whether you are entitled to temporary or permanent alimony or support will depend upon the individual circumstances of your marriage. An award of alimony or spousal support can profoundly impact the lives of you and your entire family, post-divorce. It is therefore crucial that you contact an experienced family law attorney to counsel you on these issues. The skilled divorce attorneys in Orlando have extensive experience in managing spousal support matters in divorce and family law cases and will help you plan a legal strategy to best handle these complex issues.
Courts in Florida award alimony after evaluating one spouse’s need for financial support versus the other spouse’s ability to pay such support. In Florida, courts have broad discretion to tailor support awards to each family’s needs. Among the factors Florida courts may consider when awarding alimony , are:
Recently Florida has begun acknowledging the responsibilities each party will have after the divorce to the children born of the marriage and the tax consequences to both parties resulting from an award of alimony.
Florida now recognizes several different types of alimony , including:
Alimony and spousal support issues are often some of the most bitterly contested matters in a divorce. Whether you are seeking alimony or being asked to pay support, the Orlando alimony Attorneys at The Roberts Family Law Firm will examine your case and work closely with you to determine the best possible outcome for you and your family in resolving these difficult issues. Call us today at (407) 426-6999 or fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you shortly. We represent clients throughout Central Florida and have offices in Orlando and Kissimmee. Your privacy is very important to us and we will keep your information confidential. Free parking available on site.