Leesburg Alimony Attorney

Helping You Navigate Spousal Support Negotiations in Florida

While 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.

How Alimony Is Calculated in Florida

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.

Alimony vs. Spousal Support in Florida

Each state has different rules governing alimony and spousal support and can even use different terminology when talking about these types of payments. In Florida, no legal difference exists between spousal support and alimony. The terms can be used interchangeably and both reference court-ordered financial support for an ex-spouse.

Understanding the Types of Alimony

There are different types of alimony that may be awarded depending on the circumstances of the divorce. It's important to understand the different types of alimony in order to navigate the legal process effectively. The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher can provide guidance and representation in determining the most suitable type of alimony for your situation.

The types of alimony may include:

  • Temporary alimony: awarded during the divorce process to provide financial support until a final alimony decision is made
  • Rehabilitative alimony: designed to support a spouse while they obtain education or training to become self-supporting
  • Bridge-the-Gap Alimony: When a marriage had a short duration, this type of alimony may be awarded to help the receiving spouse transition from being married to being single. Additionally, this type of award does not exceed 2 years.

Understanding the types of alimony can help you make informed decisions and ensure that your financial needs are met after a divorce. Contact us today for expert legal assistance in navigating the complexities of alimony. Our compassionate Leesburg alimony attorneys can help.

Contact us online or call (352) 503-4111 to seek assistance from our experienced Leesburg alimony attorneys.

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