Alimony & Spousal Support to Protect Your Financial Security
What is Florida Temporary Spousal Support?
The first thing you should know about alimony in Florida is that there is no formula for figuring it out how much should be paid in Alimony (if any). Having no alimony formula is exactly the opposite of calculating child support. Child support is a fairly straightforward calculation, Alimony is entirely at the judge’s discretion. If one spouse is financially dependent on the other, a spouse can request temporary spousal support while the divorce is pending. The spouse seeking support would file a Motion for Temporary Order, after which a hearing to determine spousal support would be scheduled.
A judge then decides whether and how much spousal support is required. This will help to protect the financially dependent spouse during the divorce proceedings. Because this is temporary support, the orders are subject to change once the divorce is finalized. In these cases, an experienced spousal support attorney can make a significant difference.
In Florida, how is spousal maintenance determined?
Among the reasons for alimony in Florida are:
In Florida, how long does alimony last?
The length of alimony in Florida is determined by the length of the marriage. Alimony is limited to 5 years if the marriage lasted 10 to 20 years or the other spouse was convicted of or received deferred adjudication for a family violence offense. Alimony is capped at seven years for unions enduring two to three decades, and ten years for those extending beyond three decades.