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Determining Spousal Support Payments

One of the most important aspects of a divorce is that of alimony. Determining accurate and fair alimony, or spousal support, agreements is often a disputed topic among my firm’s clients and their spouses. These monthly payments are often paid from the supporting spouse to the receiving spouse. In the past, alimony would have been paid from the ex-husband to his ex-wife. As the structure of the typical family home changes, the way that spousal support is determined is different. Speak to an Orlando divorce attorney from my firm to better understand alimony.

There are many factors used to determine who the obliged and oblige is in this situation. The primary determination in an alimony payment is the financial situation of each party. The individual who is of a higher financial status will typically be responsible to provide alimony to the lower-earning party. The amount of these payments will be determined by the court based on the following factors:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Future earning capacity of oblige
  • Age / health of both individuals
  • Current standard of living
  • Financial resources of both parties

After financial spousal support is determined, it can be modified after the divorce decree has been established. This modification will require a major change in your personal circumstances.

There are two different types of alimony; temporary and permanent. Temporary alimony is when these payments are required until the divorce proceeding has been completed. Permanent spousal support, on the other hand, lasts indefinitely or until an obligation has been met. If you have made the decision to execute the divorce process, it is important to obtain legal assistance from my firm. I offer a free case evaluation for those who do not know which direction to take. I provide a unique approach to each case I handle to obtain the best result possible. Contact my firm today to find out how I can help you through your divorce and alimony circumstance!