Kissimmee and Winter Springs Alimony Attorney
Seeking Spousal Support in Florida
Either party in a divorce can seek alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance. Unlike child support, alimony is not a right and every situation must be evaluated based on its specific facts and circumstances. If you are seeking a divorce in Florida and are interested in alimony, consider the assistance of an attorney with more than 30 years of experience.
My name is Randy Hillman. As an experienced Kissimmee and Winter Springs alimony attorney, I assist families throughout Florida with divorce matters including seeking alimony as well as support modifications. Not only do I provide high quality divorce representation but I do so in an efficient and cost-effective manner. My goal is to help you arrive at a resolution as soon as possible so you can move on with your life. Contact me at one of my law offices in Florida. You can e-mail or call 407-695-0874 and schedule a free initial consultation.
Alimony/Spousal Support Factors
There are no set statutory guidelines for determining the need for alimony. Instead, the court will apply numerous factors in order to determine if alimony/spousal support is required. Factors that are often considered include:
- Length of the marriage
- Age and health of each party
- Education of each party
- Work ability of each party
- Financial contributions during the marriage
- Standard of living during the marriage
Types of Alimony/Spousal Support in Florida
Recently, the Florida legislature has made changes in alimony law. This new law now provides statutory guidelines for what is considered a short-term, moderate-term or long-term marriage. This is important for purposes of determining the type of alimony a spouse can receive.
- Marriages less than seven years are considered "short-term"
- Marriages greater than seven but less than 17 are considered "moderate-term"
- Marriages 17 years or more are considered "long-term"
Only long-term marriages can be considered for " permanent" alimony. The other types of alimony are as follows:
- Durational: Only for moderate -term marriages, the length of the marriage determines the maximum duration for alimony.
- Rehabilitative: This type of alimony is for those who need alimony to receive further education or vocational training in order to eventually support him- or herself.
- Bridge-the-gap alimony: Assists a spouse who needs alimony for a shorter period of time and in order to just get back on his or her feet.
Free Initial Consultation With a Kissimmee, Florida, Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
My firm offers every client free initial consultations with an experienced Winter Springs alimony lawyer. I encourage you to call 407-695-0874 or contact me online to set up an appointment. I will talk through your concerns and explain how I can help you protect your family and your best interests.