St. Petersburg Alimony Attorney
Alimony is the amount of money that one person in the marriage is held accountable for providing to the other. Alimony is dependent on the need of the recipient and the ability to pay of the payor, the length of the marriage, earning potential of each of the individuals involved, as well as other relevant factors. When spouses decide to end their marriage, alimony is often a matter of bitter contention. At Progressive Divorce we are dedicated to making issues regarding alimony as amicable as possible for our clients. Understanding the alimony laws and the different types of alimony in Florida is extremely important in finding the best course of action when handling a divorce case with alimony issues.
Types of Alimony in Florida:
- Temporary Alimony: This type of alimony is provided on a temporary basis to a spouse during the divorce process. Once the dissolution is finalized, temporary alimony is ended and one of the following types of alimony may begin:
- Permanent Alimony: A long term marriage will have a presumption of permanent alimony. Permanent alimony is a way to make sure that the standard of living after the divorce remains consistent for each spouse. Recently, Florida has been considering ending permeant alimony.
- Durational Alimony: Durational alimony will not exceed the length of the marriage. For example, if the spouses were married for six years, the amount of alimony will not last any longer than six years following the dissolution of marriage.
- Rehabilitative Alimony: When one spouse requires training or further education to become self-supportive following a divorce rehabilitative alimony may be used.
- Bridge-The-Gap Alimony: Often a spouse may need some time to get back on his or her feet following a divorce. There is a maximum length of two years for bridge-the-gap alimony during which time a spouse may be waiting to sell a house or any other temporary reason that would justify additional financial support.
- Lump-Sum Alimony: Lump sum alimony is a single payment provided from one spouse to the other.
Calculating Alimony in Florida:
Some factors that courts consider when calculating alimony in Florida:
- The length of the marriage.
- The need of the spouse requesting alimony and the ability of the other spouse to pay alimony.
- The standard of living established during the marriage.
- The age and physical condition of the parties.
Whether you will be providing alimony to your spouse or you will be receiving it, Progressive Divorce, PLLC is ready to guide you through the process with experience and skill. Often times, spouses representing themselves in a dissolution of marriage with alimony at issue will either overpay or get shortchanged because they are not trained family law attorneys and do not understand the intricacies of the alimony statutes. Even a small discrepancy in the set amount of alimony can add up to big money over the long run. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation to learn more about alimony law in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Amicably Resolve Alimony
Whether you will be providing alimony to your spouse or you will be receiving it, Progressive Divorce is ready to guide you through the process with experience and skill. Often spouses representing themselves in a dissolution of marriage with alimony at issue will either overpay or get shortchanged because they are not trained family law attorneys and do not understand the intricacies of the alimony statutes. Even a small discrepancy in the set amount of alimony can add up to big money over the long run.
At Progressive Divorce we have the experience and skills you will need in your corner to correctly calculate the proper amount of alimony. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.
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