Alimony is court-ordered support paid by one spouse to the other for a period of time following a divorce.
Alimony is the court-ordered payment of support from a spouse who has the ability to pay to a spouse in need of support for a period of time. Only people who are divorcing or are divorced can ask for and receive alimony.
The court may grant alimony to either party which alimony may be:
- bridge the gap
You must let your spousal support lawyer know if there is an issue about adultery as the court may consider the adultery of either spouse and the circumstances thereof in determining the amount of alimony, if any, to be awarded.
Determining Spousal Support
There is no spousal support calculator. In determining whether to award alimony or spousal support, the court must decide whether your spousal support lawyer has established an actual need for alimony or maintenance, and whether either party has the ability to pay alimony or spousal maintenance. Florida divorce laws compel the court to consider the following elements: