ALIMONY IN FLORIDA
You may not have imagined that you would be going through the divorce process, but here you are. You want to know how to protect your financial interests and whether you, or your soon-to-be former spouse, are entitled to alimony (also known as spousal support). At Family Diplomacy we will take the time to explain the likelihood of an award of spousal support in your matter.
TYPES OF ALIMONY AWARDS
Florida provides for several different types of alimony . We will guide you through the various types of alimony and explain which type may be appropriate in scenarios such as the following: (i) After a long-term marriage there is a need for long-term support; (ii) A spouse is planning on obtaining a degree so that he or she may become self-supporting; or (iii) A spouse simply need financial assistance while the divorce process is happening.
MODIFICATION OF AN ALIMONY AWARD
Most types of alimony awards may be modified or terminated if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the final judgment was originally ordered. Whether your income has substantially increased, your former spouse’s income has substantially decreased, your former spouse is engaged in a supportive relationship, or there has been some other change, we can help you determine whether to seek a modification or termination of an alimony award.
SUPPORT UNCONNECTED WITH DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Florida allows one spouse to seek financial support from the other spouse without filing for divorce. Contact Family Diplomacy to determine whether you, or your spouse, are eligible for support unconnected with dissolution of marriage.
ALIMONY AND THE COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW PROCESS
Are you interested in a private process which keeps your personal and financial information out of the public courtroom? Learn how the Collaborative Family Law model can be used in your alimony case.