In Florida, there is no right to alimony. Instead, the court will examine a number of factors, such as age and health of the parties, earning capacity, and length of the marriage, in order to determine whether a grant of alimony is appropriate. We will help you determine whether an award of spousal support is warranted and, if so, the amount, frequency and duration of payments.
Unlike child support, alimony is not a mathematical equation, but can vary significantly, based on the factors involved. We can also help you seek a post-judgment modification of an alimony order if your circumstances change.
If the spouses cannot agree on the nature or amount of alimony, the judge will decide by considering the following factors:
Pazos Law Group and our team of South Florida divorce lawyers have the experience to help divorcing couples overcome the many challenges, including seeking alimony or protecting from alimony. We know the ins and outs of each side, having helped both men and women.
The law is clear when it comes to defining long-term marriages: marriages that last 17 years or more are considered long-term marriages. For this type of marriage, alimony is very likely given its duration.
Durational alimony is available for those married more than 7 years and less than 17 years.
Talk to a knowledgeable South Florida alimony lawyer at our law firm to learn more about the likelihood of alimony in your divorce. We review your situation and provide greater clarity for your issue. Our law firm can help resolve your alimony issue in a way that works for both spouses, while preserving your long-term interests. We have helped countless husbands and wives move forward with confidence and peace of mind. With family law offices in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coral Springs, and all across Florida, we're here to help you.
Give us a call at (954) 719-5557 to discuss your alimony questions.
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