Spousal Support – Alimony

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Spousal support, commonly referred to a Alimony, is a type of payment from one spouse to another in the event of a divorce based upon need and ability to pay.

The key words in the above statement are “need” and “ability to pay”. In order to have spousal support (alimony) to be considered and be awarded, the individual seeking spousal support must show that their is a viable need for spousal support, and that the other spouse has the financial means to pay spousal support, while still having the ability to support himself (or herself).

Spousal support is gender neutral, and may is not typically awarded in a manor in which it give the one receiving spousal support a financial advantage over the one paying spousal support.

Spousal Support (alimony) may me awarded as either permanent spousal support or rehabilitative (temporary) spousal support depending upon the specific circumstances of your case.

As a law firm providing professional spousal support attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida residents with spousal support / alimony legal issues, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights of each of our clients in an effort to achieve your spousal support and family law goals.

If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding spousal support, alimony, or other family law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland spousal support attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

Statutory factors which may be considered by the court in determining if spousal support is warranted, and how much spousal support should be paid include:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties;
  • The financial resources of each party, including the non-marital and the marital assets and liabilities which are distributed to each in a divorce;
  • The time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment (when applicable).
  • The contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other party;
  • All sources of income available to either party.

In spousal support and family law cases, let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., by calling (863) 646-1421.

The Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those involved in spousal support, alimony, or other family law issues or disputes in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and the entire Polk County Florida area.

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