When a marriage ends, the resources that formerly supported one household must now support two. People often have to adjust to a different standard of living. They find that money is tight and that they have difficulty affording things that once came easily.
To help ex-spouses even out the division of money between households, Florida courts sometimes award spousal support (often referred to as alimony). If you think that you may be eligible for alimony, or if you think that you might have to pay, talking with an experienced lawyer is a smart decision.
At the Fort Lauderdale law offices of Andrew D. Washor, P.A., we use over three decades of experience to represent clients in alimony matters. Attorney Andrew Washor offers personal service to resolve matters efficiently and effectively. Working closely with clients, we often explain the law and how our clients may be affected by it. Together we develop strategies that help our clients achieve their goals.
Florida Spousal Support Law
The law may seem complicated but, in Florida, spousal support is based on two basic things:
- The need of the receiving spouse
- The ability of the other spouse to pay
Florida courts consider many factors when deciding whether to grant alimony in a divorce. They consider the length of the marriage and the standard of living established when married. They also consider the financial resources available to each party and the contribution of each party to the marriage.
To find out how Florida courts may interpret your situation, it is best to talk with an attorney. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with Fort Lauderdale spousal support attorney Andrew D. Washor to discuss the legal issues that affect you and your family.
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