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Alimony

Family Law Attorneys Sean L. Collin & Nabeel Basit Give Legal Counsel For Individuals Facing Alimony

What Is Alimony?

Alimony is court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.  Alimony is determined based on a party's ability to pay and the other party's needs. The type of alimony that one party may receive is based on several factors, including but not limited to, the length of the marriage, the standard of living, financial resources, health, and employment of a spouse. Different types of alimony are permanent alimony, durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, bridge the gap alimony, temporary alimony and lump sum alimony.

We can also advise you on the possibility of receiving temporary support during the pendency of the case.

Our Florida family law attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals in divorce and alimony-related matters, including high net worth divorces. Whether you are the spouse who may be ordered to pay alimony or the spouse that may receive alimony, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible results for you.

Does it matter how long I have been married?

The length of a party's marriage can substantially increase one party's likelihood of receiving and/or paying alimony. A marriage of 1 to 7 years in duration is considered a short term marriage and there is no presumption in favor of permanent alimony.

A marriage of 7 to 17 years in duration is considered a gray area marriage and there is no presumption in favor or against permanent alimony.

A marriage of 17 years or more in duration is considered a long term marriage and there is a presumption that one party is entitled to permanent alimony. If you have been the "financial breadwinner" for the family during the marriage you could be ordered to pay significant sums of money to your former spouse as a result. Therefore, you need an experienced and aggressive divorce lawyer from Lyons, Snyder & Collin, P.A. to advocate on your behalf.

A divorce could be the most important financial decision that you make in your life and it is important that you hire a top divorce attorney with the ability and knowledge to navigate you through these proceedings.

Whether you are the party who may receive alimony or the party that may be required to pay alimony to your spouse, it is important that you are represented effectively and aggressively.

Contact The Florida Family Law Alimony Lawyers office location nearest you to schedule a free consultation

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