In Florida, Can A Husband Be Awarded Alimony?
When you think of Florida alimony, you might only consider those times when a husband is ordered (or agrees) to make spousal support payments to a wife. But we no longer live in the 1950’s. I am running into more divorce situations where the wife earns significantly more than the husband, and the wife is ordered (or agrees) to pay alimony to the husband.
An award of alimony to a husband is made based on the same exact factors that an award of alimony to a wife is made. The primary consideration is the husband’s need for spousal support, and the wife’s ability to pay. Once a court has determined that there is a need and ability to pay, the court will determine the length and extent of the alimony award after considering the following factors:
(a) The standard of living established during the marriage.
(b) The duration of the marriage.
(c) The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party.