Don’t let financial considerations alone prevent you from making important decisions, such as filing for divorce, that are in your best interests and the best interests of your family. At the Law Offices of Andrew M. Smith, P.A., in Boca Raton, Florida, we will work with you, to obtain the alimony you need.
Contact us by phone at 561‑961-4665 or by e‑mail through this Web site to schedule an appointment and learn more about your right to receive alimony. We offer a low cost initial consultation.
Alimony for Husbands and Wives
In Florida, various types of alimony can be awarded to either a husband or a wife when there is a need and an ability to pay or as otherwise required to do “equity and justice” between the parties, including:
- Permanent Alimony
- Durational Alimony
- Rehabilitative Alimony
- Bridge‑the Gap Alimony
- Lump Sum Alimony
- Temporary Alimony
Identifying Factors to Determine Alimony
The court has fairly broad discretion to award alimony and to craft orders for spousal support tailored to the specific needs of the parties. Working with a family law attorney at Andrew M. Smith, P.A. can help you to ensure that you are aware of your options and that the court is made aware of all factors relevant to an award of alimony. Factors relevant to an alimony award may include:
- The length of your marriage
- Your standard of living during the marriage
- Your age and physical or mental health
- Your spouse’s age and physical or mental health
- Financial resources available to you and your spouse
- Whether a party’s career or education was disrupted because of the marriage
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding alimony, please contact us. We offer a low cost initial consultation.
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