Jennifer Dane is an experienced Alimony Attorney who will explain to you what you can expect, if you believe, you or your spouse may be entitled to alimony. Florida does not currently have an equation to determine alimony awards, that is why it is important that you have Jennifer Dane an experienced alimony lawyer representing you through the entire divorce process.
Will There be an Award of Alimony in Your Case?
- Does the spouse requesting alimony have a NEED for support?
- Does the paying spouse have the ABILITY to pay support?
Factors in Determining Alimony Awards in Florida
- The standard of living established during the marriage.
- The duration of the marriage. A marriage of 1-7 years is considered a short-term marriage and there is a presumption against alimony. A marriage of 7-17 years is considered a moderate term marriage and there is no presumption for or against alimony. A marriage of 17 years or more is considered a long term marriage and there is a presumption in favor of alimony.
- The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party.The younger the spouse, the more likely they will be viewed as able to recover and rehabilitate themselves back into the work force, which decreases their“need” for alimony. An older spouse who has not worked and does not have a skill set is less likely to be able to live without some support from the former spouse.
- The financial resources of each party, the non-marital and marital assets and liabilities attributed to each.
- When applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment.
- The contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered in homemaking, child care, education and career building of the other party.
- All sources of income available to either party.
Types of Alimony in Florida
- Permanent Periodic Alimony: The two main factors that the court will consider when determining whether to award a spouse permanent periodic alimony are: 1) duration of the marriage, and 2) whether there is a disparity between the spouses’ incomes.
- Lump-Sum Alimony: Alimony paid in a lump sum of money to the other.
- Rehabilitative Alimony: The purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to provide a spouse with the opportunity to become self-supporting by getting the necessary education and skills needed. This can include vocational school, college and otherwise.
- Bridge-the-Gap Alimony: Alimony that is designed and intended to assist a person to transition from being married to single. A spouse might need some time to get a job or money for expenses of moving out and getting an apartment, and/or furniture. Bridge the gap alimony is usually short term (not more than a couple of years).
While the divorce action is pending, you may seek temporary spousal support which will help ease the financial stress until the divorce is complete. This support is ordered on a temporary basis for one spouse until final settlement is reached or a final judgment is entered. To determine if you are entitled to financial support from your spouse, set up a free consultation with Winter Park Alimony Attorney Dane to discuss your case in depth. When Attorney Dane meets with you, she will discuss your marriage and what specific factors may contribute to your award of alimony. Whether you believe you are entitled to receive alimony payments, or you think you may be responsible for alimony payments, you should contact the Law Office of Jennifer Dane, Winter Park Alimony Attorney, to discuss your rights and make sure your interests are protected.
Hire an Experienced and Assertive Alimony Lawyer Today
Jennifer Dane will personally handle all aspects of your divorce and alimony claims. You will be able to contact Jennifer Dane by phone, text or email at anytime with questions specific to your case and your concerns. Your case will never be handled by a less experienced attorney and Jennifer Dane is the only attorney that will advocate for you throughout the entire case. Alimony Lawyer Jennifer Dane knows each client and takes a very personal interest in the well being of the client and the family as a whole. Your divorce and your alimony needs will get Alimony Lawyer, Jennifer Dane’s full attention.
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If you are facing a divorce or considering what your next steps should be contact Winter Park Alimony Attorney Jennifer Dane at 407-260-0500 for a confidential consultation, to discuss your case, and options today. Jennifer Dane’s primary focus is to help you and your family transition through the divorce process as seamlessly as possible.