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Know the terms of your alimony order in a divorce

Paying your ex alimony might not be on the top of your priority list during your divorce. As you are working out the terms of the split, you need to consider this possibility so that you aren't walking away with a lesser settlement than you should. We are here to help you look into the chance that alimony will be a component of your divorce.

Just to be clear – not all divorces in Florida involve alimony. These financial support payments are more common in long marriages. Many of them have to do with a spouse who stayed home to care for the children or the house. Even then, the alimony order might be temporary.

It is important for you to know the terms of the alimony if you are ordered to pay. The amount of each payment and the schedule for them will be included in the order. You must take care of these on time so that you don't face legal issues for failing to pay.

Remember, not all alimony payments last forever. There are set end dates for many cases, so review the order to determine if this is the case in yours. If there isn't an end date, the alimony might be permanent. Even in these cases, it might stop if your ex gets remarried. Of course, it will stop if you pass away.

The best thing to do if you think that alimony will be part of your divorce is to set your budget. We can give you an idea of what we think you might have to pay so you can determine how it will affect your finances.

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