Alimony When Your Spouse Refuses to Work.

In today's economy, it is difficult enough to support the family when both spouses are working. But it is even worse when you are divorcing and a spouse REFUSES to work. It doesn't seem fair that the Court can order that you pay alimony to someone who isn't trying to help themselves. Well, the Court has addressed this several times and most recently in Gilliard v. Gilliard, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D961 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) when it remanded the case back to the trial Court when it failed to impute minimum wage to the Wife when she was more than able to work full-time. Refusing to get a job or to at least try to support yourself is no longer an option in many divorces and the Courts are recognizing this.