Tannenbaum Scro, P.L.
Call For a consultation
941-444-9092 | 866-615-4543
Spanish Language Services Available

Seeking alimony in a Florida divorce

Divorce is nearly always a difficult and emotional process. It involved the end of a household and new relationships between individuals. Two groups who often feel the most change in lifestyle are children and former spouses with no or little income.

These concerns are particularly high in Florida, where the divorce rate is 4 per 1,000 people. This is the seventh-highest rate of any state in the United States. With other public health concerns posing dangers to Floridians, the Sunshine State places stress on married couples, possibly increasing the chances of divorce.

The welfare of children is handled with focus on the best possible option for a child's safety and happiness. The financial maintenance of a spouse who has become accustomed to a standard of living under the marriage may seek alimony payments to support himself or herself for a period of time after the divorce.

If a divorcing spouse requests alimony, the judge has to determine if that person needs it and if the other spouse can pay it. The judge may determine that alimony should be paid for a period of time or indefinitely. Some conditions might be set based on the length of the marriage and individuals' standards of living during that time.

Decisions on alimony are largely made on a spouse's ability to support themselves. Spouses seeking alimony during a divorce process may consider legal representation to make sure all arguments regarding alimony are heard by the judge. An attorney may assist a successful application for alimony.

Source: WomensLaw.org, "Divorce," Oct. 08, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tannenbaum Scro, P.L.
1990 Main Street
Suite 725
Sarasota, FL 34236

Toll Free: 866-615-4543
Phone: 941-444-9092
Sarasota Law Office Map

Tannenbaum Scro, P.L.
214 S. Lucerne Circle
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-956-2184
Orlando Law Office Map

Tannenbaum Scro, P.L.
970 Lake Carillon Drive
Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Phone: 727-287-1018
St. Pete's Law Office Map

Tannenbaum Scro, P.L.
1415 Dean Street
The Dean Suites
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Phone: 239-215-4131
Fort Myers Law Office Map