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One may think that alimony is rarely granted in the year 2018, since women have become much more independent than they were in the past and are now capable to provide for themselves and their families without the help of men.
But it’s not the case: alimony is still widespread in Aventura and elsewhere in Florida. However, not every former spouse is entitled to receive alimony, also known as spousal support and maintenance.
Under Florida family law, alimony is awarded in a divorce only when one of the spouses is unable to provide for himself/herself without financial support from the other spouse.
The spouse who will be required to provide his/her former spouse with alimony payments, meanwhile, should be able to afford spousal support. There are quite a few types of alimony in Florida, which is why many divorcing couples seek the legal advice of an Aventura family law attorney in order to find out which type of spousal support is more suitable in their particular circumstances.
Spousal support in Florida is granted to be paid either on a m;onthly basis or as a lump sum (or the combination of the two). When determining alimony, family court judges and juries will consider the length of a marriage as the biggest factor. Other factors also come into play, including non-monetary factors.
When establishing what kind of spousal support to award to the spouse with fewer financial capabilities and less means to provide for himself/herself, the court considers the duration of the marriage, which is classified as short, moderate or long-term:
In terms of purpose of alimony under Florida family laws, spousal support payments are broken down into five types.
Typically, any of the above-mentioned types of spousal support will be terminated when the ex-spouse on the receiving end remarries or enters into a new relationship that provides him/her with substantial finances, or when either of the spouses dies.
It may be confusing to understand which type of alimony you should pursue in your particular circumstances, not to mention that emotions can get in the way to make a wise decision. Spousal support is not something to joke around with, which is why it’s highly advised to seek legal help of an Aventura family law lawyer.
Consult our alimony attorneys at S.G. Morrow & Associates for a free case evaluation. Call our offices at 786-558-4950 or complete this contact form today.
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