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Divorce is often difficult for both parties involved, because it entails a drastic change in the mutual financial situation. If one party in the divorce was the main income earner, this can leave the other party in a tough situation, especially when there are health issues or children involved. Florida spousal support laws are gender-neutral, and are designed to ensure that neither party in a divorce is unduly made richer or much poorer by the divorce. When you’re facing a divorce in which there is much income disparity between the spouses, it’s time to learn how a Florida spousal support disputes lawyer can help you.
Types of Alimony
In Florida, there are several types of alimony that can be awarded. Bridge-the-gap alimony is a type of alimony that is paid to a dependent spouse to ensure that she or he can get transportation to a job and find a place to live. Rehabilitative alimony is alimony that is paid to dependent spouses, until they can become more financially independent by completing college or job training. Permanent alimony may be awarded in long term marriages . This type of alimony lasts until either the spouse dies or remarries.
Factors Involved in Awarding Alimony
Family courts consider certain factors when deciding how alimony will be rewarded to a spouse. One very important factor is the duration of the marriage. The longer the marriage has lasted, the more likely it is that alimony will be awarded to the dependent spouse. Contributions made to the marriage will also be considered, such as supporting the other spouse while he or she pursued education. The financial resources of each party will also be considered.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Spousal Support Disputes Lawyer in Florida Today
If you are involved in a divorce in which alimony is being sought, call to schedule a free consultation with a spousal support disputes lawyer in Florida today. We will handle each case with sensitivity, as we realize that this can be an emotional time with the negotiation of the dissolution of a personal relationship. An experienced spousal support disputes professional from the law firm of Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. can help you and your ex-spouse to reach an agreement that is fair and that will work out well in the long run. Contact our Jacksonville, Florida office at 904-791-1101 and let us help you make a financial plan for your divorce that you can live with.