Alimony & Spousal Support

Introduction To Alimony & Spousal Support

Are you currently going through a divorce and are worried because your soon to be ex-spouse makes more money than you do? If this is ever the case, there is no need to worry. The team at Arturo R. Alfonso is here to help. When it comes to alimony and spousal support, we have all the information you need. Our family attorney is trained to ensure you get the representation that you deserve!

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What Is Alimony?

After the divorce, one spouse may be required to make monthly payments to the other spouse for a determined period of time. These payments help the lesser-earning, or non-earning spouse establish themselves and become financially independent. They may use the time they are being paid alimony to look for a decent employment opportunity so that when the alimony payments stop, they are able to continue living comfortably and safely.

There is no typical or set amount for alimony payments. The amount will be determined based on several factors, including the amount of money both parties earn from their employment, assessed monetary needs of the lesser-earning or non-earning spouse, whether there are children involved in the marriage or not, and much more. The alimony payments are usually a determined percentage of one spouse’s monthly earnings.

How Do You Get Spousal Support?

Although alimony payments are becoming rarer these days due to the majority of married couples having equal or near-to-equal jobs, it does happen. In a case where a mother has stayed at home to raise the children while the father earned the household money – a judge may order the father to pay alimony. Similarly, if a man worked to put his wife through school of some sort and now the husband earns much more money than she does – the judge may order the woman to pay alimony to her ex-husband. The judge will hear out the request for alimony and determine whether it is needed or not.

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Attorney Alfonso has a wealth of experience with alimony cases. No matter how complex your case, we’ll work quickly and efficiently toward a resolution so that you and your former spouse can move forward.

It is common for one partner to have more financial resources than the other when entering into a marriage. In divorce proceedings, when a couple separates, the more economically stable spouse can be obligated to pay alimony or spousal support.

The court system in Florida considers various factors when determining how much support is required. The length of a marriage, time separated, relative income of the spouses, health, future financial stability, and responsibility in the dissolution of the marriage often determine how long spousal support is paid.

An experienced and dedicated alimony lawyer can maximize the benefits of your settlement to suit your individual needs. The outcome of your alimony case will have far-reaching effects on your family and your financial future.

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Are you interested in learning more about spousal support? Arturo R. Alfonso, P.A., is made of experienced divorce in Miami lawyers. When it comes to child support in Florida, our family attorney has you covered. Dealing with a lawyer should not be so stressful, and we are here to help. Call or visit our law firm today for more information. We are a family attorney that is here for you during this tough time.

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