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Proven South Florida Firm Represents Clients in Alimony Matters

Boynton Beach divorce lawyers assist paying and recipient spouses

In marriages where one partner takes care of the household rather than working outside the home, divorce could create a financial hardship. If you’re concerned about covering your expenses after the marriage ends, or if your spouse is seeking alimony, counsel from an experienced family lawyer will help you prepare an effective strategy. Located in Boynton Beach, Gasparri Law Group represents husbands and wives in disputes over spousal maintenance and other aspects of divorce. Changes in federal tax law and proposed revisions to Florida alimony law could have a major effect on both paying and recipient spouses, so it’s important to obtain personalized advice from a dedicated matrimonial litigator.

Accomplished advocates explain the six types of spousal maintenance

Six types of alimony exist under Florida divorce law. In a free initial consultation, we’ll examine your situation thoroughly and detail which of these options might be considered in your case:

  • Temporary — When one spouse files for divorce, the other might require financial support to meet their needs while the case is pending. Sometimes referred to as alimony pendente lite, this arrangement mandates periodic payments until a final determination is reached.
  • Bridge-the-gap — If one party needs financial assistance for a short period of time, bridge-the-gap alimony can be ordered for up to two years. This might come in handy if the recipient party is awaiting the proceeds from a home sale or some other transaction.
  • Rehabilitative – A wife or husband can submit a plan detailing how they can rehabilitate their income potential. This might allow someone to refresh their job skills or engage in occupational training.
  • Durational — Divorcing spouses who cannot feasibly generate the income they need might seek durational alimony. Payments cannot last for a term longer than the length of the marriage.
  • Permanent — In some instances, a divorced husband or wife can never achieve the standard of living they enjoyed before the breakup, perhaps due to a disability or family responsibility. Permanent alimony might be an option for those cases and in divorces following long-term marriages (at least 17 years) in which one spouse didn’t work outside the home.
  • Lump sum — Instead of ongoing payments, some spouses prefer to reach an agreement on a lump-sum settlement that allows the parties to sever their financial ties.

As society has evolved and earning ability rises for women, interest groups and lawmakers in Florida are debating whether major changes should be made to the alimony system. Some are advocating for reforms that eliminate permanent spousal support and make other shifts designed to reduce payments to former spouses. Our qualified family lawyers can detail you stand under the current framework and how proposed legislation might affect you.

Attorneys create strong arguments based on Florida’s alimony factors

Many elements go into decisions regarding the duration and amount of maintenance. Depending on the particular circumstances, it might not be awarded at all. Courts evaluate such factors as each party’s financial resources, the duration of the union, the parties’ earning ability, the marital standard of living and contributions that each spouse made during the marriage. Though Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, state law allows a court deciding on alimony to consider the adultery of either spouse and the circumstances in which it occurred. Our firm researches the relevant issues thoroughly and can advise how your case might turn out based on formulas generally used to calculate alimony payments. We make sure that important information is presented to the judge as we argue for a favorable result.

Dedicated counselors handle enforcement and modification of orders

Certain types of alimony can be modified if a significant change occurs in the factors used to establish the initial award. Durational and permanent maintenance end if the spouse collecting payments gets remarried. A financial shift or a recipient ex-spouse’s decision to live with a new partner can justify a modification. Should a change in circumstances occur, we’ll advise you regarding the steps needed to seek or deny a modification. If a paying ex-spouse is not abiding by the language in the alimony order, we also handle enforcement actions.

Contact a knowledgeable Florida divorce lawyer to discuss issues relating to alimony

Gasparri Law Group advises divorcing spouses and other South Florida clients on a wide range of family law issues. If you have questions or concerns about alimony or other matters, please call 561-235-3286 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation. Our office is in Boynton Beach.

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