Providing Expertise And Experience In Florida Alimony Disputes
At Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., we recognize that much is at stake in high net worth and complex divorces. Our clients often seek our advocacy in the area of spousal support (also known as alimony payments or spousal maintenance). Our family law firm is committed to providing the caliber of representation that our Florida clients seek as they want to ensure that they receive what they should or do not pay more than they should.
Will Your Florida Divorce Include Spousal Support?
The law does not lay out a detailed way of calculating spousal support as it does for child support. Rather, spousal support is determined and quantified according to unique factors in a given marriage relationship, including:
- The paying spouse’s income
- The recipient spouse’s needs and customary lifestyle
- The recipient spouse’s earning potential
- Assets that will be allotted to each
A family court may award alimony temporarily or long term. Permanent alimony is generally awarded only after a long-lasting marriage wherein a dependent spouse was perhaps a full-time homemaker for years and has limited earning potential. Other factors that are often considered include:
- The dependent spouse’s skills and education
- How long the dependent spouse was out of the job market
- How long the marriage lasted
- The age and health of each spouse
Modifying Or Terminating Spousal Support Payments
In nearly all cases, if a recipient spouse remarries, alimony will end. This is also true in many cases where the recipient enters into a supportive cohabitation relationship with someone. A recipient’s change in financial status due to employment, inheritance or other factors may also be cause for the paying spouse to request that an alimony order be canceled or modified. Whatever your situation, our law firm will help you pursue the right outcome.
Consult A South Florida Lawyer About Your Situation
To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with an alimony attorney in Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale, call Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., at 561-447-2274. We can also be reached via our online contact form.