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Fort Lauderdale family law attorneys Sean L. Collin and Philip M. Snyder advise and counsel individuals facing alimony issues throughout South Florida.
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, 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.
Our Fort Lauderdale family law attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals in divorce and alimony related matters. 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 grey 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 bread winner” 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 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 Ft. Lauderdale alimony attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin, P.A. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 954.462.8035 for your free consultation.