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Florida Alimony Disputes

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With 20 years of experience assisting clients from many walks of life with alimony disputes in Florida, Attorney and Lawyer John Kovarik knows the ins and outs of Florida alimony.

An alimony dispute in Florida means that either your or your spouse is seeking  spousal support upon your divorce. The judge in your case may award alimony to you if he or she finds that you have an actual need for it and that you or your spouse has the ability to pay it. There are different types of alimony that your may be eligible for: Lump sum alimony, bridge-the-gap alimony, rehabilitative alimony, permanent alimony, or durational alimony.

There are certain restrictions to the type of  alimony you may be eligible for based on the length of your marriage. According to Florida Statute 61.08

“For purposes of determining alimony, there is a rebuttable presumption that a short-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of fewer than 7 years, a moderate-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of greater than 7 years but less than 17 years, and long-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of 17 years or greater. The length of a marriage is the period of time from the date of marriage until the date of filing of an action for dissolution of marriage.”

Durational Florida alimony is applicable following a short or moderate term marriage and provides the spouse with support for a set period of time.

Rehabilitative alimony is used to assist the spouse in acquiring or re-acquiring previous credentials or skills. An example of this is alimony for the purpose going back to skills to learn new skills or to become re-licensed for a specific purpose.

Any time an individual is seeking a divorce with an award of spousal support , it is important that they have an attorney on their side to avoid potential complications in their case. Be sure to speak with a Florida attorney you are comfortable with and confident in and comfortable with.

Alimony disputes in Florida can be tricky to the untrained person. Sure, it is stereotypical of a law firm website to say you need an attorney while fighting over the appropriate amount of an alimony payment, ask your friends. Seldom do people hear about how well their divorce went when they handled it themselves. Usually, the reason is that their spouse hired an attorney and they did not. If you have prior divorce experience, you may fair better on your own but a licensed Florida Divorce Lawyer has the experience of numerous cases under their belt.

Florida Alimony attorney John Kovarik has more than 20 years of experience in these very types of disputes. He is able to discuss how your dispute will fair, factors for consideration and what to expect during the court hearing. Make an appointment through our website or give us a call today to discuss how we can assist you in an affordable manner.