Calculating Alimony In Florida Can Be Complicated
The purpose of alimony is to ease the financial needs of the lesser earning spouse after the divorce when they no longer have the income of the other spouse to depend on. However, reaching an alimony agreement can be a complex and detailed process.
Experienced Legal Guidance
At Pacheco Perez P.A., we have extensive experience guiding clients in the Greater Miami Area and South Florida through alimony matters. We strive to help you obtain a fair and favorable outcome with efficient strategies. Our alimony attorneys protect your rights throughout every stage of your case.
What Are The Different Types Of Alimony?
The state of Florida has many different types of alimony, which is sometimes referred to as spousal support or maintenance, including:
- Lump sum
- Bridge the gap
- Temporary: This type of alimony provides financial support only during the process of the divorce.
- Permanent: The spouse receiving payments could obtain permanent alimony if they have a greater financial need to maintain their style of living.
- Rehabilitative: This alimony specifically provides a spouse with payments for education or training to obtain employment for financial stability.
The spouse receiving spousal support payments can generally choose to receive them incrementally or in a lump-sum.
The Factors Used To Determine Alimony
Regardless of the type of alimony that best fits your situation, there are important variables that determine if, when and how much alimony will be paid, including but not limited to:
- Age and health conditions of each spouse
- Each spouse’s annual income
- Amount of marital assets
- Lifestyle during the marriage
- Length of the marriage
Analysing these factors and applying them to your particular case can be done through mediation, which gives you and your spouse more power over negotiations instead of letting the judge make the determination. However, we will protect your best interests at all times, both in negotiations and in court. We can also help you through the modification process of any court orders after the divorce is finalized.
Your situation is unique. That is why our attorneys provide you with personalized guidance to develop the alimony agreement that works best for you and your family.