Alimony

Can spousal support be ordered prior to divorce?

Once a couple files for divorce, it’s easy to get caught up in the long-term decisions a court will make at the end of the process. But it’s important to understand that there are some things which can happen as soon as the proceedings begin, depending on the...

Helping you secure alimony in a Florida divorce

Planning and preparing for a marriage is a major life event. As such, going through a divorce and navigating life following the dissolution of a union is also a momentous event in life. For some spouses, ensuring they have the finances to support their lifestyle after...

Different types of alimony in Florida

Divorcing Florida couples often have many questions about alimony. A higher earning spouse may have concerns about their ability to pay, and how long they will have to pay for, while the lower earning spouse may worry about their ability to make ends meet after a...

Why the marital standard of living matters in an alimony dispute

The outcome of an alimony dispute can set your financial stage for years or even decades to come. That’s why it’s critical that you understand how the court assesses these matters and what you can do to better position yourself for success. One way to do that is to...

Understanding the types of alimony in a Florida divorce

In most divorces, the amount and duration of alimony depends upon the duration of the marriage. For marriages that are deemed to be “long term” (more than 17 years), the courts will grant permanent alimony. Permanent alimony is almost never granted where the marriage...

How do Florida courts determine alimony?

Determining alimony in Florida is a somewhat complicated process. Since every divorce in Broward County is a bit different, courts will handle the question of alimony slightly differently depending on the couple’s unique circumstances. Still, Coral Springs residents...

How is alimony decided in Florida?

Once alimony has been requested during the divorce process, it is important to be familiar with how it is decided. The divorce court will take a hard look at a variety of different factors when determining whether or not to award alimony; how much alimony to award;...

Alimony in Florida a consistent challenge amid proposed changes

When a Florida couple divorces, one of the most complex issues to navigate is alimony. Of course, in some cases, there is room for negotiation amid cordial relations and they can agree on how much the alimony will be. In others, there is a major gap. The paying former...

What other types of alimony are available?

Divorce can become contentious, regardless of the circumstances. Though, other than child custody, one of the most contentious disputes revolve around alimony. Indeed, our blog even recently discussed permanent alimony. However, readers were likely left wonder what...