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Alimony is the amount of financial support paid by one spouse to the other both before and after their divorce is final. The court considers many factors when determining whether to award alimony, the amount which is to be paid, and the type of payment which will be made.

Unlike some other states, Florida does not have standard calculations regarding alimony, and the combination of factors which are used is unique to each marriage, potentially making it quite a complex matter for the court to decide. To speak with a Jacksonville alimony lawyer who has the skills necessary to assist you, contact Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. for experienced legal counsel and skilled guidance to help you secure an alimony order which works in your favor.

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Types of Alimony in a Florida Divorce Case

When pursuing alimony payments in a divorce, it is important to keep in mind that there are many different forms of spousal support which can be awarded based upon a variety of circumstances. Alimony is intended to make it possible for a spouse who has been financially dependent during the marriage to maintain an acceptable standard of living, and to ease the transition back into single life. The two most basic forms of alimony are permanent and temporary alimony. Following is a breakdown of the various types of alimony:

Permanent alimony 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.

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Alimony and Taxes in FL

In Florida, alimony is not taxable income. This means that alimony payments do not have to be listed as income on the payor's tax return, nor can the recipient of alimony payments claim it as a deduction.

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Decisions made about alimony will have immediate and long-lasting effects on both parties, largely determining whether you will be financially stable as you begin this new chapter of your life. Whether you are being requested to pay spousal support or if you need to receive payments, we want to help you achieve a just and equitable outcome which will serve your best interests and protect your future.

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