Florida Alimony Attorney
Alimony Lawyer Serving Tampa, 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 may be eligible to collect alimony. Florida law does not discriminate with regard to who can receive alimony – either the husband or wife can be eligible to receive financial support from the other.
A Tampa alimony lawyer can work with you and go over your unique circumstances to help determine what type of alimony could be involved in your divorce. There are actually many factors that the Florida courts will take into account when determining what type of alimony should be awarded in a divorce. These include:
- Marriage duration
- Age, physical and emotional condition of each party
- Standard of living put forth in the marriage
- Financial resources of each spouse
- Contribution of each spouse to the marriage (not solely financial)
Why hire a Tampa alimony lawyer?
The cases surrounding alimony are some of the most bitterly contested and emotional cases that will occur throughout the entire marriage. For this reason, it is not advisable that you attempt to deal with your case all on your own. The outcome of the spousal support will often have a direct and profound impact on the rest of your life. For this reason, you will want to be sure that you are coming to an amount that is fair.
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 as soon as possible. We know the importance of this process and are prepared to provide our clients with high-quality, reliable assistance when it is needed most. We have extensive experience handling claims of this nature and will do everything we can to ensure that they move forward as successfully as possible.
Lawyer Serving St Petersburg and Clearwater
There are several different types of alimony that you or your spouse could be awarded in a divorce. They are all unique and require different circumstances:
Temporary Alimony - Can be awarded as a non-permanent solution until the agreements are made final.
Permanent Alimony - Can be awarded as a monthly payment to maintain the standard of living set forth in the marriage. Normally this type of alimony is reserved for individuals who have been in a long-term marriage.
Rehabilitative Alimony - Can be awarded when one spouse has let his or her professional or educational status lapse due to marital duties. This type of alimony will usually be paid until the individual has gotten his or her professional status back up or has finished his or her education.
Lump Sum Alimony - Sometimes permanent alimony can be awarded in one lump sum. The amount of money given to one spouse from the sale or division of property is also sometimes referred to as lump sum alimony.
Transitional Alimony - Can be awarded to help one spouse transition from married to single living (for example, the money can go to hire a moving truck or to pay a down payment on a new living situation).
Durational Alimony - Can be awarded as a monthly payment for a limited time, no longer than the marriage.
At Givens Divorce Law Group, our alimony attorneys can also answer any questions you might have regarding palimony,
enforcement of alimony and
modification of alimony in Florida. No matter what your alimony issue may be, our Tampa alimony attorneys can help you find a solution. We have worked extensively with all types of alimony cases. Two of our lawyers co-wrote the chapter on alimony in the Florida Bar Dissolution of Marriage Manual, and every attorney in our firm has invaluable practical knowledge on the subject.
Contact a Tampa alimony attorney
at Givens Divorce Law Group to discuss your alimony issue.