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Brandon FL Alimony Lawyer

Need Alimony? Call the Law Office of Thomas P. Gill, Jr. – (813) 305-0353

A stack of hundred dollar bills and a note that says "alimony" on it tied together with a rubber band.When couples decide to divorce, one spouse may need financial assistance from the other spouse to adjust to life after a divorce. While alimony is not required in a divorce, a spouse can request such payments. Both parties can either agree on the need for alimony or a judge can decide whether such payments are necessary and for how long.

Discuss your concerns with Attorney Gill, an experienced alimony lawyer in Brandon, about what you can expect in your specific situation.

How Is Alimony Calculated in Florida?

Alimony in Florida is based on need and ability: whether the spouse requesting alimony needs financial support and whether the other spouse has the means to provide for it. However, unlike calculating child support payments, there is currently no mathematical calculation used to determine alimony. It is up to the court's discretion to decide 1) entitlement to alimony; 2) the amount of alimony; 3) the duration of alimony; and 4) the type of alimony.

Does Florida Have Permanent Alimony?

Yes, Florida has five types of alimony, including permanent alimony.

Types of alimony that can be awarded:

  • Permanent alimony - For long duration marriages, payments can be ordered until the recipient remarries or until death.
  • Bridge the gap alimony - These payments are awarded for a short period of time to pay for a spouse's short-term needs during the transitional period after a divorce.
  • Durational alimony - These payments provide the spouse with economic assistance for a set period of time.
  • Rehabilitative alimony - These payments provide job training and other support to help a spouse reestablish self-sufficiency.
  • Lump sum - This can be a one-time alimony payment or paid in installments.

What Qualifies You for Alimony in FL?

There are a number of factors that must be considered when determining the need for alimony, the amount, and the duration.

When determining alimony, important factors include:

  • Duration of a marriage

  • The standard of living

  • Financial resources of each spouse

  • Contribution to a marriage

Each case is different, so talk to our legal team about possible financial awards in your divorce. Our Brandon alimony attorney can evaluate your circumstances and provide you with a realistic assessment based on Florida's alimony laws. We can also help you if you need to modify your spousal support agreement! Our legal team strives for fair and balanced solutions that meet your short- and long-term needs.

Do you have questions about alimony? Call a Brandon alimony lawyer at (813) 305-0353 or send us a message online.

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