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Leesburg Alimony Attorney

Helping You Navigate Spousal Support Negotiations

Establishing Child Support FairlyWhile married, two partners generally pool their resources and provide support to each other in a variety of ways. Maybe both parents work and combine their income. Maybe one parent works while the other cares for their children. Regardless of the circumstances of your situation, you enjoy a certain quality of life while married – and that quality of life could change once you are no longer married.

Alimony is a way to ensure that individuals can maintain a quality of life after divorce similar to what they enjoyed during the marriage. For example, a stay-at-home parent may need financial support after divorce as they return to the workforce to support themselves. Whether you are hoping to receive alimony or avoid overpaying alimony, the Leesburg divorce attorney at the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher can help you achieve your goals.

Contact us online or call (352) 503-4111 to seek assistance with your alimony matters.

Determining Alimony Payments

In Florida, alimony can be agreed upon by the spouses or determined by the court after it has distributed the couple’s assets. Whether a payment amount was calculated by the spouses themselves or by the court, it is the court that must provide the final stamp of approval to solidify the agreement.

If the court is tasked with calculating fair alimony payments, it will consider various factors such as:

  • Each partner’s quality of life/standard of living before and during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each partner’s age
  • The physical and mental condition of each spouse
  • Each spouse’s current work and future income-earning capacity
  • Each spouse’s education level

Once an alimony payment has been ordered, the payer is expected to make timely payments according to the court order. Any changes in alimony can only be made if a spouse legally requests the change and is granted court approval.

Types of Alimony

Florida law allows for a few different types of alimony. The type of alimony that is ordered in any given situation will depend on the circumstances of the couple’s marriage.

Alimony can be awarded as:

  • Rehabilitative alimony: This type is paid for only a limited time to help one spouse gain job skills and financial independence
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony: This type of alimony helps individuals transition to single life and begin anew without their former spouse
  • Permanent alimony: Payments made monthly until the payee remarries or passes away
  • Durational alimony: Payments made monthly for a set period of time
  • Lump-sum alimony: Alimony paid at one time – can either be money or property

Have questions about alimony? Our Leesburg alimony attorney can help. Call (352) 503-4111 today.

Why Hire Jody Fisher Law?

  • Reputation Of Success

  • Former Prosecutor

  • 2 Decades of Experience

  • Experienced Litigator

  • Dedicated To Our Clients

  • Aggressive Defense

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  • Working with her was a real blessing for us.

    “This law office is amazing! Ms. Fisher was so caring regarding my son's child support case. She guided us through the process and has given him a new lease on life since he no longer has an enormous amount of back support to pay. The staff was courteous and helpful every step of the way. Even in court when the judge was being rude, she maintained her professional demeanor and "stuck to her guns". Working with her was a real blessing for us.”

    Linda

  • I have dealt with MANY legal professionals and I rank Ms. FIsher's dignity and integrity at the top.

    “I TRUST MS. FISHER!”

    Tony

  • Very professional, friendly, knowledgeable.

    “I had my DUI charges dropped to Reckless Driving and she was there every step of the way.”

    Rick

  • Her knowledge in family law is like no other!

    “Always thinking of what's best for me and the children throughout the entire process.”

    Sandra K.

  • My experience with Jody was 100 % positive and I would recommend her to anyone that is need of an excellent attorney

    “Jody did an excellent job explaining the law pertaining to child custody.”

    Charles