Spousal Support Or Maintenance In Florida

Alimony, also called spousal support, support or maintenance, is generally defined as financial assistance given from one spouse to another after the marriage has dissolved. Depending upon the circumstances of your marriage, you or your spouse (regardless of gender) may be eligible to collect alimony.It could be temporary or permanent. It could be provided in a lump sum or over a specific time frame. However, before the court determines any sort of alimony arrangement, it will look at various factors based on individual circumstances.

Factors Courts Consider

There are many issues courts will look at when considering a spousal support award. For instance, if you and your spouse are married for a short period or both hold regular jobs, then it is unlikely a court will award any spousal support.

Alternately, if only one party earned most or all of the income, then alimony may be considered. This can apply if one party stayed home to raise your children as a stay-at-home mother.

Other factors courts utilize to determine alimony include:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The marital assets of the parties
  • Contributions each person made to the union
  • Time needed for an individual to obtain education or training
  • The age, physical condition, emotional condition, educational background and employment potential of each spouse

The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Lawyer To Handle This Matter

Alimony cases are often one of the most bitterly contested and emotional parts of family law. For this reason, it is not advisable that you attempt to deal with your case on your own. The outcome of the spousal support will often have a direct and profound impact on the rest of your life. Hiring an attorney who can provide careful guidance on spousal support matter is vital.

Contact Our Family Law Attorneys For Help

No matter whether you are being asked to pay or if you are looking for maintenance from your ex-spouse, we encourage you to contact our legal team at Canan Law as soon as possible for assistance. We know the importance of this process and are prepared to provide you with the guidance you need and deserve during this stressful time.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling alimony and many other family law matters for St. Johns and Northeast Florida. We will do everything we can to protect your interests, so you can move forward with your life.

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You can also email us as well to set up an initial consultation and case evaluation. We also assist with modifications and enforcement of alimony court orders. Contact us to learn more.

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