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Florida Family Law

Alimony Awards for Spouses in Need of Support

By Lauren Brusca | Family Law Attorney
Posted on November 1, 2016

Alimony Awards for Spouses in Need of SupportAlimony (also known as spousal support) is the support granted from one ex-spouse to another either during or after a divorce, to financially support children, living costs, and other expenses. Settling alimony can be a daunting and drawn-out process, and you want to ensure the court truly considers the need of the spouse requesting the alimony and then determines the other spouse has the present ability to pay the support. Our family law attorneys at The Roberts Family Law Firm are here to help make sure you receive a favorable outcome when it comes to spousal support.

When is Alimony Awarded?

Judges take many things into account when deciding when to award alimony. In addition to determining the need and the ability to pay, here are a few other considerations:

  • The financial situation and income of each spouse at the time of the divorce
  • The physical/emotional health and age of each spouse
  • The living environment of the parties during the marriage  

All of these factors will contribute to a judge’s decision of whether or not to award alimony to a party. The amount of alimony awarded is based on how much money is needed for:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Transportation costs
  • Household expenses

Contact Our Alimony Attorneys in Orlando and Kissimmee

If you are in the midst of a divorce and are worried about whether or not alimony will be awarded, call The Roberts Family Law Firm. Our experienced family law attorneys will be happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to alimony, no matter if you are paying or receiving it. Call us today at 407-426-6999 to take the next step towards getting an alimony attorney who will fight for you. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you shortly. We help clients in Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park and throughout Central Florida.

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