St. Petersburg Alimony Attorneys
Alimony and Spousal Support are one of the more complex components of divorce. Understanding what your financial status will be like post divorce can be a challenge, but a qualified and experienced Alimony Lawyer can clarify what you can expect.
Types of Florida Alimony
Currently, there are 6 different types of Spousal Support that you may be obligated to pay or eligible to receive, depending on your unique situation.
Permanent Alimony is continuous payments made over time, typically until the spouse receiving the alimony passes away or remarries.
Lump-Sum Alimony is a single, one-time payment to the other party, instead of a continuous or short-term payment agreement.
There are also forms of short-term spousal support such as Temporary Alimony, Bridge-the-Gap Alimony, Rehabilitative Alimony and Durational Alimony. These types may only be in place for a short period of time, or may be dependent on factors such as the income of the spouse receiving the alimony.
How Alimony is Determined
In the state of Florida, alimony is determined by reviewing the financial history and expected financial situation of both parties post-divorce. The goal is to place the two spouses on similar financial footing, or to provide the opportunity for each spouse to be self supporting. It is best to hire an Alimony Attorney to assist with analysis of your financial history and standing, as well as with negotiation of Alimony awards.
Consultation with a St. Petersburg Alimony Attorney
If you are considering divorce, believe that you should be receiving alimony when you are not, or are looking for a modification of your current Alimony order, then we can help! Contact us today at (727) 201-2724 to schedule a consultation with an expert Alimony Lawyer.