Lawyer for Spousal Support
You need strong representation to make sure that your rights and needs are respected in the alimony agreements that may result from divorce cases. For more than 20 years, we have been assisting our clients with all types of family law, and we can put our experience to work to protect you when dealing with this complex issue.
Please contact our office for a consultation on your needs. We’ll tell you what you need to know, and how our spousal support attorneys in Florida may be able to give you the support you need.
What You Need to Know Alimony
Alimony, also referred to as spousal support or maintenance, is generally defined as payments from one spouse to the other on a temporary or permanent basis. The purpose of Alimony generally, is to enable a spouse to continue to live in a lifestyle or standard of living similar to what was enjoyed during the marriage.
There are Several Types of Alimony:
1. Temporary Alimony: Temporary Alimony is financial support one spouse pays to the other during the divorce proceeding to enable that spouse to continue his or her standard of living until divorce is final.
2. Permanent Alimony: Permanent Alimony, usually provided in long-term marriages, is financial support from one spouse to the other usually in monthly payments until either spouse dies or the receiving spouse remarries. There are several factors that the court must consider in awarding this type of alimony.
3. Rehabilitative Alimony: Rehabilitative Alimony is provided to a spouse who wishes to return to school, to be rehabilitated or to gain further education to rehabilitate themselves. It is awarded for a finite period of time.
4. Bridge-the-Gap Alimony (or Transitional alimony): Bridge-the-Gap Alimony is short-term alimony to bridge the gap between being married and becoming single. It is finite in its duration.
If you are facing the decision of filing for a divorce and need trusted legal advice regarding alimony issues, please contact us today to arrange an appointment with our Attorney.
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Alimony arrangements are rarely an easy experience for anyone, so it can be a great help to have someone experienced on your side. A legal consultation does not bind you to be represented by us. It’s a no-pressure meeting where we’ll explain your options and how we may be able to give you the support that you need to see that your interests are protected.