Protecting Clients’ Interests in Spousal Support Determination
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is available in some Florida divorce cases, typically when one spouse has stayed out of the workforce during the marriage in order to take care of the family home, raise the couple’s children, or otherwise contribute to the household.
At Bickman Law, our Miami alimony attorney help clients resolve spousal support issues in their divorce cases. We will advise you on whether you are likely to receive or to have to pay alimony and help you pursue the outcome you deserve.
Understanding How the Florida Courts Handle Alimony Requests
Under Florida law, alimony can be awarded permanently, temporarily or not at all. Unlike child support, alimony is not calculated using a mathematical formula. Whether alimony is available — and if so, how much and for how long — is based on factors such as the following:
- The age, earning ability, health, and education of the person seeking alimony
- The other assets that will be available to both parties after the divorce
- The length of the marriage and standard of living during the marriage
- The ability of the potential paying party to make the payments
Our Key West divorce lawyers are familiar with the approaches taken by the Miami-area courts in past alimony cases, and we use that information to help our clients negotiate beneficial results. When negotiations are not successful, we are fully prepared to litigate spousal support issues in family court.
Spousal Support Attorneys
Whether you are concerned about receiving as much alimony as Florida law allows or minimizing your exposure to your alimony obligation, our attorneys can help you understand your options and pursue your goals. For a free consultation, call Key West family lawyer on our priority line at 305-409-3636.