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Alimony Lawyer in Fort Myers

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Divorce can be hard on a family. One of the many issues addressed is alimony, or spousal support. Alimony is a court-ordered payment, either on a continuing basis or one lump-sum, that one spouse provides to the other. The purpose of these payments is to help one spouse adjust to life after the divorce, especially if they are out of the workforce for some time. Unlike child support, alimony is not always required and the decision is left to the court.

Alimony can be granted based upon:

  • Age and physical and emotional condition of each spouse
  • Financial resources of each party
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
  • Earning capacities of each spouse
  • Contribution of each spouse to the marriage

    Once a spouse has requested alimony payments, a divorce attorney can guide the former couple to an agreement outside of the court or bring the case to litigation in front of a judge. Are you wondering if you are eligible for alimony, want to modify your alimony payment, or looking to discuss your options? Consult with the Fort Myers alimony attorney at Daniels Law, P.A.

    Attorney Daniels is the experienced and insightful advocate you need during life’s most difficult times. Call (239) 217-9007 to discuss questions or schedule an appointment with a divorce lawyer.

    Types of Alimony in Florida Divorce

    Alimony is generally thought of as one thing, but there are many spousal support options that can be addressed during a divorce proceeding.

    There are four types of alimony recognized in the state of Florida:

    • Bridge-the-Gap: Awarded to allow one spouse to make the transition from being married to being single; cannot exceed two years and is not modifiable.
    • Rehabilitative: Support offered to allow the recipient to become self-supporting by developing skills and credentials through an established plan; may be modified.
    • Durational: Alimony offered to provide financial assistance for a set time that cannot exceed the length of the marriage; may be modified on a showing of a substantial change in circumstances.
    • Permanent Periodic: Spousal support payments that provide for the needs and necessities of a spouse who lacks the financial ability to meet those needs following a divorce; generally reserved for marriages over 17 years, but there are limited exceptions; may be modified on a showing of a substantial change in circumstances.

    Any type of alimony may be paid in periodic payments or in a lump-sum. If paid in a lump sum, the alimony may not be modified. If there is a need for support while the case is ongoing, the court may award temporary alimony for that purpose.

    Retain a Dedicated Fort Myers Alimony Attorney

    Every divorce is different and a divorce lawyer can explain your options. As a Fort Myers family law attorney, Theresa Daniels brings a personal touch to her law firm by remaining accessible to clients during their cases. She breaks down complex concepts into understandable language that lets you know that she cares about the outcome. She strives to provide the optimal solution that addresses your financial and emotional needs.

    Looking for more information about alimony? Reach out today by calling (239) 217-9007.

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