FL Alimony Attorneys Ensuring Your Interests Are Protected
Helping you after a divorce
When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the FL courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not you are required to provide your spouse with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support. At Allan T. Griffith, P.A., our family law attorneys have a seasoned familiarity with FL alimony law.
Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and while courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, equitable does not necessarily mean equal. Our lawyers always work to reach a fair agreement between our client and the opposing party.
Experienced in negotiating and litigating alimony agreements
When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue, FL judges carefully appraise a couple’s length of marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual and the needs of each spouse. Retaining an experienced alimony attorney can help you convince the court that you need support, and thus increase the chance that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, we can also work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support, or needs less than he or she asked for.
In FL, there are four types of alimony agreements:
- Bridge-the-gap alimony. may be awarded to assist a party by providing support to allow the party to make a transition from being married to being single.
- Rehabilitative alimony. helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and may end when an ex-spouse has found a job or has completed his or her education.
- Durational alimony. may be awarded when permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate.
- Permanent alimony. may be awarded to provide for the needs and necessities of life as they were established during the marriage of the parties for a party who lacks the financial ability to meet his or her needs and necessities of life following a dissolution of marriage.
Our attorneys work with you to determine what kind of alimony is the best for your situation.
Working for your peace of mind
At Allan T. Griffith, P.A., our attorneys represent clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who would be required to pay it. Our clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. We can help you present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement.