When dealing with a divorce case it is important to be sure what which kind of alimony one may need to be paid. There are no set guidelines or way to calculate alimony as courts need to consider a series of factors in order to properly gauge how much alimony is owed. Such factors include checking the involved parties:
- Income and earning capacities
- Physical, mental and emotional health
- Length of marriage
- Sources of income
- Inclusion and part in education, training or increased income
- Standard of living
- Financial needs
- Homemaking contribution
- Marital misconduct
- Ability to self-support
Circumstances constantly change and without the proper legal counsel these factors can come together to create a very one sided situation. Depending on the way the court sees these factors and the circumstances of the case, there are different ways for the alimony to be payed. It can be made out to be:
- Permanent: Alimony is set to be paid until certain circumstances occur where either the spouse paying or the spouse receiving the funds can no longer do so (i.e death).
- Temporary: Alimony is dictated to be paid within a certain time frame or until a date deemed appropriate by the court.
- Rehabilitative: Alimony is paid until the receiving spouse can support themselves financially without it.
When dealing with alimony it is important to know that you can fight for the resolution you want. The end result may alter the way you live and change the financial future you may have planned for yourself. With the right family law attorney you stand a much better chance at maintaining the quality of life you have grown accustomed to.
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Florida divorce and alimony proceedings are intricate, delicate and at times—frustrating. Call us now to book a free consultation and let us go over your circumstances with you, and devise a strategy for the best course of action in your Florida alimony case.