Alimony (Spousal Support) in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and surrounding West Florida areas.
In Florida, several types of alimony are available if you are the potentially receiving spouse and must be considered if you are the potential payor during divorce. They are temporary, transitional, bridge the gap, lump sum, rehabilitative, and permanent alimony. The Court can also order no alimony at all, or a combination of the various types of alimony listed. Alimony determinations are largely driven by the need of one spouse, and the ability to pay by the other, as well as the length of marriage and the respective earnings of each party.
The Court may consider other various factors when determining alimony, such as the parties’ earning ability, age, health, education, and standard of living during the marriage. The Court may even impute income to one or both spouses if he or she is unemployed or underemployed. The determination of alimony is not an exact science, and the Court will consider the various factors as a whole and apply them to each specific situation without following a bright line rule.
If you need assistance with alimony (also referred to as spousal support), divorce, paternity suits, or other family law matters, please contact our office, as our attorneys have extensive experience in alimony disputes in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and the surrounding West Florida areas.