Are you involved in a
divorce or separation from your spouse and want to know if you have the right
to ask for alimony, or if you will be ordered to pay alimony? Alimony
is the payment of money made from one spouse to the other for upkeep and
maintenance toward living. A court has the discretion to award alimony
to either spouse in divorce cases and separations, even when the parties
are not seeking a divorce.
Contact us today to learn more about how our attorneys can defend you.
There are no specific guidelines in Florida to determine alimony, similar
to cases that involve
child support. Alimony can be awarded on a rehabilitative or permanent basis and can
take the form of periodic payments, lump sums, or even both.
Issues that commonly need to be examined when considering alimony are:
whether the marriage has existed long enough to justify alimony; whether
there is a need for alimony; whether an existing alimony award is inappropriate;
whether there is an inability to pay alimony; and the tax consequences
of any alimony awards.
family lawyers can help. Contact our firm today for a
free case evaluation!