SPOUSAL SUPPORT GUIDELINES
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a legal obligation to provide financial support from one spouse to the other (if the requesting spouse has a financial need and the payor spouse has the financial ability to pay) during the pendency of a divorce cast and/or after the divorce is finalized. In Florida, alimony is governed by state laws and can be awarded based on various factors and circumstances.
Florida recognizes several types of alimony such as Bridge-the-Gap Alimony, Rehabilitative Alimony, Temporary Alimony, Durational Alimony, Permanent Alimony. Which type of alimony is appropriate is dependent upon the specific facts and circumstances of each case. Some factors considered by Florida include:
- Duration of the marriage
- Standard of living established during the marriage
- Financial resources and earning capacities of each spouse
- Age and physical/emotional condition of each spouse
It’s important to note that alimony laws can be complex and can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the court’s discretion. Our office can assist you with navigating this topic and achieving a fair result that both parties can live with.