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General Family Law Information

Topic: Alimony / Spousal Support

Alimony is a type of payment from one spouse to another in the event of a divorce based upon need and ability to pay.

The key words in the above statement are "need" and "ability to pay". In order to have alimony to be considered and be awarded, the person seeking spousal support must show that there is a viable need for alimony, and that the other spouse has the financial means to pay spousal support while still having the ability to support his or herself.

Alimony is gender neutral, and may is not typically awarded in a manor in which it give the one receiving spousal support a financial advantage over the one paying alimony.

Alimony (spousal support) may me awarded as either permanent alimony or rehabilitative (temporary) alimony depending upon the specific circumstances of a given spousal support case.

Statutory factors which may be considered by the court in determining if alimony is warranted, and how much spousal support should be paid include, but may not be limited to:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties;
  • The financial resources of each party, including the non-marital and the marital assets and liabilities which are distributed to each in a divorce;
  • The time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment (when applicable);
  • The contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other party;
  • All sources of income available to either party.

When involved in alimony and family law issues, hiring an experienced attorney may provide the best opportunity to achieve a fair and reasonable resolution to divorce and family law disputes.

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Gainesville Family Law Attorneys Serving:

Alachua County Florida, including: Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Hasan, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Micanopy, Newberry, Rochelle, Traxler, Waldo.

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