Alimony (also called maintenance or spousal support) is a legal obligation to provide financial support to one’s spouse from the other spouse after marital separation or from the ex-spouse upon divorce. It is established by divorce law or family law in many countries and is based on the premise that both spouses in theory have a legal obligation to support each other during their marriage (or civil union known as common-law marriages) or upon separation or/and divorce.
If you or your spouse are seeking alimony, you must gather facts and build arguments based on the statutory factors. The Florida alimony statute requires a judge to consider certain factors. You must have provable facts supporting or denying each and every one of the factors. The most important factors are “the length of the marriage,” the need for money of one spouse, and the ability of the other spouse to pay that amount.
The Law Offices of Randy Kaye Garvey, P.A. can help you with these and other issues (within our areas of practice) that you may have.