Alimony types in Florida DivorcesCall the Law Offices of Edward J. Chandler, P.A. to begin protecting your rights TODAY….
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Alimony and temporary spousal support.
Temporary spousal support or temporary alimony must be differentiated from rehabilitative, lump sum, and permanent alimony. Temporary alimony is a form of support that is established before a final judgment is entered to allow a financially dependent spouse to support herself until long-term support or another solution is established. Combinations of types of alimony can be ordered depending on the circumstances of each case.
Most people believe that alimony exists for the purpose of supporting a former spouse "forever" and maintaining the same standard of living that was maintained during the marriage. In reality, alimony exists for the purpose of giving a financially dependent spouse an opportunity to become self-sufficient so that each party can live separate and apart from the other. However, in some situations, especially in very long term marriages where one spouse earns considerably more than the other spouse, permanent alimony may be appropriate.
Regardless of whether you are anticipating receiving or paying alimony, an experienced attorney can help you negotiate a fair alimony resolution. The amount of monthly spousal support to be paid and the duration of payments depends on several factors. Under Florida law the factors are:
* Length of the marriage
* The standard of living during the marriage
* The age, physical condition, and emotional condition of the divorcing spouses
* Marital property and debts acquired during the marriage
* The contribution of each party to the marriage, both monetary and non-monetary
* Actual financial resources of each party
* The length of time it will take the non-employed spouse to become trained to enter the workforce, if that is reasonably possible. (Note: In Florida, if rehabilitative alimony is going to be ordered, an acceptable written plan must be put into evidence.)
Call the Law Offices of Edward J. Chandler, P.A. to begin protecting your rights TODAY….
Phone (954) 788-1355