Florida law provides the courts several options to award alimony to spouses in divorce proceedings in order to avoid undue hardship for a dependent spouse when the other spouse is a high income earner.
Alimony could be awarded in various forms such as bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, rehabilitative, or permanent, and may be payable in installments or lump sum. The type of award is determined based on a variety of factors, including financial resources of each party, the length of the marriage, the standard of living enjoyed during marriage, earning capacity and skillset of each party, age, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and more. The outcome is very specific to the situation of the spouses. Our skilled divorce attorneys will provide a complete presentation of evidence to support a favorable decision for our client.
Some alimony agreements may also be modified by the court if circumstances materially and permanently change due to involuntary situations or the receiving spouse enters into a supportive relationship with another individual.
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