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Am I entitled to alimony in Florida?

“Alimony”, is everyone entitled to receive it, the answer is NO! Marriage is considered a partnership and if that partnership dissolves, the Courts may deem alimony to the spouse who is financially dependant. I am sure you are asking yourself, what does “financially dependant mean”? A spouse is considered financially “dependent” when he or she makes less money than the other spouse.

Florida Alimony

Alimony is complicated and unless you hire an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, you could potentially not get what you deserve. Based on Florida Statute §61.08, there are 5 types of alimonies awarded.

  1. Bridge-the-gap;
  2. Rehabilitation;
  3. Durational;
  4. Lump-Sum;
  5. Permanent.

We will analyze your finances ascertain is you are entitled to alimony. If you are entitled to receive alimony, there is a calculation to determine the amount you could receive. Some factors that are taken into consideration are:

  • Current assets of either spouse;
  • The age of both parties;
  • Employment prospects of you and your spouse;
  • Current income of either spouse;
  • The total length of your marriage;
  • Contribution of income, assets, or debt;
  • Standard of living experienced during the marriage.

If you contemplating divorce, you can contact us at (800) 927-0400, and receive an free consultation and evaluation. At that time, based upon the information given by you to us, we can let you know if you are entitled to alimony.

Hire a Clearwater Florida alimony lawyer

Call us now and receive a free no-obligation consultation. If you cannot come to our office, our lawyer will come to you. We pride ourselves on excellent communication, service and results. Contact us at (800) 927-0400 for a free no-obligation consultation. We serve Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough Counties.