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When is permanent alimony necessary?

When seeking divorce, one of the most pressing questions will likely center on the topic of alimony and spousal support payments. This is especially true in cases where one party was a stay-at-home parent or where one clearly has more earning capacity than the other. Unfortunately, alimony is notoriously unpredictable in the state of Florida and it has been stated that there can be ten different decisions from ten different courts.

However, some common factors that are taken into consideration by courts when looking into awarding alimony include:

  • Overall length of the marriage;
  • Prospects of employment;
  • Age and health of each party;
  • Standard of living during marriage;
  • Contribution to the marriage by each party;
  • Assets and income available; and
  • Overall fairness of the situation

As you proceed with your divorce case, our Jacksonville family lawyer can provide you with the assistance and guidance you need. Call today for answers to all of your alimony questions!

When should I seek a permanent alimony solution?

If you are considering seeking spousal support, it is important that you know about the options available to you. One of the most common forms of alimony is permanent alimony. This allows you to receive alimony for the rest of your life. However, under the current law, should there be a change in circumstances, this can be reevaluated and changed. For those who have been involved in a long-term marriage (longer than 17 years) or those in a moderate term marriage (7 to 17 year), permanent alimony is often a viable solution.

For some parties, they may have chosen to stay at home to raise the children and not have income of their own. A classic example is of a couple who has been married for thirty years – none of which the wife worked. If she stayed at home to run the household and care for the children, she likely would have grown accustomed to their standard of living but be unable to maintain it on her own. In these cases, the court would likely be partial to ensuring that the wife receives some sort of economic help in the time following the marriage.

While this is a classic example, the truth is that alimony can be awarded to wife or husband. Whereas traditional thought always focused alimony payments on the wife as a receiver, more and more frequently courts are seeing husbands who have been stay-at-home dads or who are otherwise in need of spousal maintenance.

Legal Help from Our Jacksonville Alimony Attorney

Whether you are a husband or a wife or whether you are seeking alimony payments or being asked to pay, you can trust that you will receive comprehensive assistance should you choose to work with an attorney at the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. We know what is on the line with cases of this nature and will always go above and beyond in our efforts to provide you with the high-quality legal assistance that you truly deserve.

When it comes to issues of alimony payments, you simply cannot afford to work with a firm that will provide anything other than the comprehensive and compassionate legal assistance that you truly deserve. By working with our firm, you can be confident knowing that you will have a Jacksonville divorce lawyer on your side who will do everything possible in proving to the court that you deserve to be awarded permanent alimony payments.

Call us today to learn more about what can be done to protect your legal rights.

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