Florida Divorce Law
Alimony is alive and well in the State of Florida
Many people believe that alimony does not exist in the State of Florida. This belief is totally wrong. Alimony is used when one spouse has the need and the other spouse has the ability to pay spousal support. There are several forms of alimony available under Florida law.
Usually awarded in long-term marriages where there is significant differences between the spouse’s income. This form of alimony usually paid until the death or remarriage of the spouse.
This form of alimony pays for education or training so that the spouse who needs the alimony can become self-sufficient after the divorce if finalized.
This form of alimony is paid while the case is pending before the Court.
Divorce Attorneys Fees in Florida
The Court may award one spouse attorneys fees based upon the financial circumstances of the Husband and the Wife, including one spouse’s need and the others ability to pay. For example, if one spouse can afford an attorney and the other can’t, the other spouse may be required by the court to pay all or part of the others attorney’s fees.
Collaborative Law Services
We also now offer Collaborative Law Services. Collaborative law uses problem-solving negotiations that do not include adversarial techniques or tactics. Feel free to discuss with one of the attorneys if a collaborative divorce is right for you and your family.
If you have a question for a Florida divorce attorney about your legal rights, feel free to call the Broward County Divorce attorneys at Schantz and Schantz. The attorneys at Schantz and Schantz will be more than happy to explain your legal rights.