Boca Raton Alimony Lawyer
Skilled Alimony Lawyers Assisting Clients in Palm Beach County and Broward County
Alimony is a very important part of a divorce settlement. There is no guarantee that it will be awarded in every divorce, but having the right Boca Raton alimony lawyer on your side can improve your chances. At HVW Law Group, we handle the full range of alimony cases, from negotiating for spousal support during the divorce proceedings to petitioning for it in a post-divorce judgment modification. If you have questions about spousal support in Florida, our team is here to help.
Understanding the Basics of Alimony in Florida
Alimony is also called spousal support in Florida and is discussed in Florida Statutes §61.08. It is defined as financial assistance that one spouse pays to the other following their divorce. Alimony is not guaranteed under the statue. In fact, it will only be awarded under certain circumstances.
The longer you are married, and the bigger the gap in income is, the better the chances are that alimony will be awarded. In most cases, alimony is not awarded in a marriage that is considered to be “short term.” In Florida, that is defined as a marriage that didn’t last longer than seven years.
What are the Types of Alimony in Florida?
Many people think alimony is a monthly payment that continues indefinitely after a divorce. However, there are four main types of alimony in the state. These are:
- Durational Alimony: This is monthly payments that last for a pre-determined amount of time. The number of payments will be determined based on the length of the marriage.
- Permanent Alimony: Permanent alimony will only be awarded if the disadvantaged spouse is unable to take care of themselves. One example would be if a spouse is disabled.
- Rehabilitative Alimony: This type of alimony is to help one spouse become self-sufficient once the divorce is over. It can cover expenses like job training, educational costs, and even short-term living arrangements.
- Bridge-the-Gap Alimony: Bridge-the-gap alimony is capped at two years and it is designed to cover the one spouse’s short term and identifiable needs.
How a Florida Alimony Attorney Can Help
Florida family law attorneys who specialize in alimony can handle a wide range of cases. No matter whether you are looking to receive an award for alimony, or you are the one required to pay your former spouse, the legal team at HVW Law Group can help.
When you retain our firm to represent you, you are working with an attorney who will:
- Explain your rights and obligations under applicable Florida law;
- Conduct a confidential, in-depth review of your specific alimony case;
- Gather and prepare your financial records and investigate your case;
- Negotiate with your former partner to reach an acceptable and reasonable settlement; and
- If necessary, we will take legal action in order to protect your right to receive alimony.
Contact a Boca Raton Alimony Lawyer Today
If you need assistance with an alimony matter in Florida, let us help. Our team is committed to providing results-focused and reliable representation to all of our clients. Contact HVW Law Group today to schedule an initial consultation.