Alimony is also known as spousal support or maintenance. It is a court-ordered payment made by one spouse to another during divorce or after receiving a final divorce decree. Generally, the lower-income earner is entitled to financial support from the higher-income earner to begin rebuilding their lives. The purpose of alimony is to ensure that a spouse can maintain their lifestyle without requiring financial assistance from the state. Either spouse can request alimony, and the court will evaluate the need and the opposing spouse’s ability to pay. In all alimony cases, the support is terminated if the paying spouse dies or the recipient of the alimony remarries.
When initiating or receiving notification of a divorce, it is imperative to retain an experienced divorce attorney when seeking support or being asked to pay support. At Downer Law, our legal team is experienced and well-versed in Florida divorce and alimony laws. As a result, we can facilitate the process and fight for a favorable resolution for our clients.
The types of Alimony in Florida are:
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