Delray Beach Alimony Attorneys
Helping to Defend Your Best Interests in South Florida
Divorce proceedings can encompass a wide range of considerations to be dealt with, including issues of spousal support, or alimony. At Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, P.A., we understand that these challenges can be both complex and highly emotional, and we are prepared to work tirelessly on your behalf to support your best interests.
Call our alimony lawyers in Delray Beach today at (561) 600-5711 to schedule your free case assessment. We are here to support you however we can.
What is Alimony & How is it Calculated in Florida?
Alimony refers to the monetary payments made from one spouse to another. Either a husband or a wife can be required to pay alimony in Florida. This may consist of a single lump-sum payment or a series of payments for months or years. Alimony in Florida is based on need and the ability to pay.
Florida law requires the consideration of several factors when determining entitlement to alimony, such as:
- The length of the marriage
- The standard of living maintained during the marriage
- All sources of income available to either spouse
- The age, physical condition, and emotional condition of each spouse
- The contributions made to the marriage by each spouse
- Each spouse’s earning potential, education, and overall employability
- Each spouse’s financial resources
While there is no exact calculation for Florida alimony, there are rough estimates from current guidelines:
- Gross income of the payor
- Gross income of the payee
- Liquid assets of payee after the divorce
- How many years the marriage lasted
Alimony After a Divorce
Divorce is a difficult and often emotionally-charged process. While most desire to see their divorce resolved as quickly as possible, it is critical that you have what you need to make well-informed decisions, as they will have a far-reaching effect on your family’s future. If you are contemplating or beginning a divorce and believe that you may be entitled to or responsible for alimony payments, our alimony attorneys in Delray Beach can help.
Different Types of Alimony in Florida
Depending on the circumstances of the case, the state of Florida may award up to five different varieties of alimony:
- Temporary - alimony that is awarded during the pendency of the divorce.
- Rehabilitative - payments made until the receiving spouse is able to develop a career and support themselves financially.
- Bridge-the-Gap - temporary payments made until the divorce is finalized and the receiving spouse is able to get on their feet. This usually never lasts more than two years.
- Durational - If bridge the gap alimony does not last long enough, this form of alimony may extend the duration further.
- Permanent - the duration of payments will continue until a judge orders it to stop.
Contact us today by calling us at (561) 600-5711. We have offices in Delray Beach and Wellington, FL.
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