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What You Need to Know About Alimony in Florida

If you’re like many couples going through a divorce, alimony is a critical issue. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced Broward County alimony lawyer here at our firm to learn more about how Florida courts determine alimony and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How is alimony determined in Florida?

If you’re looking to receive alimony, you should understand that courts in Florida consider a wide array of factors when it comes to determining alimony agreements. Just some of the factors they will consider are as follows:

  • The actual need and ability to pay alimony
  • Each spouse’s age and health
  • Each spouse’s yearly income
  • Whether the spouses have children together, and if so, the child custody agreement in place
  • Each spouse’s financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Each party’s earning capacity

You should understand that these are just some of the factors that courts will consider. Ultimately, they will determine each alimony agreement on a case-by-case basis, and they will consider any factor that they deem relevant. This is why it is so important that you have an experienced Broward County family law attorney on your side who can help ensure you receive the alimony agreement you deserve and need.

Is there a way to modify an alimony agreement in Florida?

If you are like most people, after a divorce, you most likely experience some significant changes, especially months or years down the road. Maybe you moved away, got a new job, or even remarried. For this reason, courts allow divorced couples to modify their alimony agreements when a significant and continuing change in circumstance arises. For example, if you pay alimony but your spouse either remarried or got a higher-paying job, it may warrant the termination of your alimony agreement. On the other hand, if you receive alimony but you develop a serious medical condition that entails costly medical expenses, you may require an increase in alimony. In this case, you may request a post-judgment modification to increase your alimony. If you believe your circumstances have changed and you need an alimony modification, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.

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If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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