Are you getting a divorce in Florida? If so, you may wonder how alimony is determined. Who pays ? How much will it be? How do the courts figure out the amount? And so on. Well, alimony in Florida is basically determined by what the need is and the ability for the other party to pay a certain amount.
Unfortunately, here in Florida, there isn’t a mathematical calculation to determine the amount and whom will pay whom. It is based on a variety of aspects. The court will take into consideration the following:
- The length of time that you have been married
- The standard of living set by the marriage, or how you are used to living
- Your ages will be taken into consideration. One of you may be very young, while the other might be many years older.
- Incomes of both parties
- How you or your spouse have contributed to the marriage is important. Did you take care of the children and household? Did he work to pay your bills through school, etc.?
- Any financial resources that each party may have available to them
Even though these components are considered, the main factor in determining alimony is the judge that oversees your case. He/she might have different viewpoints from other judges. But even so, every judge is to factor in the points made above in determining if alimony should be set and if so, the amount.
There are a few types that can be awarded here in Florida. You will want to discuss each type with your divorce attorney.
- Temporary Alimony
- Bridge-The-Gap Alimony
- Durational Alimony
- Rehabilitative Alimony
Here at Barkus Law, we are highly experienced in presenting your case before the court and ensuring that the points above are all addressed. If you need legal advice for your divorce or meditation, please call us at 954-349-7988 or contact us online. We service the area of Broward county in Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to speaking with you soon.