Alimony Attorney – Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco County, FL
In Florida, Alimony is governed under Florida Statutes 61.08. If you are divorcing in Tampa Bay, various matters must be settled including the area of alimony. Frequently, there is one spouse who depends upon the other spouse for financial assistance. If you are seeking alimony in a divorce or if you expect that you will be paying alimony, it’s important that you hire an experienced Tampa Bay alimony attorney to represent you.
Alimony is based upon the following:
- The number of years of marriage
- The need of one spouse for alimony
- The ability of the other spouse to pay alimony
- The courts generally take into consideration of the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage by the spouse who is seeking alimony
Hiring a family law attorney in Tampa who is experienced in Florida divorce and alimony law can help you through this transition in your life.
There are various types of alimony that can be considered in Florida. Both men and women can seek alimony from their spouse in a Florida divorce. If you have questions about alimony, as your divorce attorney I will discuss alimony in depth with you and advise you accordingly.
- Rehabilitative Alimony – Awarded to assist a party in establishing self-support.
- Durational Alimony – Awarded when permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate.
- Permanent Alimony – Awarded following a marriage of long duration if such an award is appropriate
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Alimony Enforcement Attorney Tampa Bay
If you have not received the alimony that was ordered in your final judgement and require legal assistance to enforce an alimony order, please contact our office for a consultation. We understand that alimony was ordered based on your financial need, thus it is important that you receive this financial assistance.
Alimony Modifications in Florida
You may seek out a modification of alimony in Florida if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since your final judgment. Reasons for modification can include a substantial decrease in income or a substantial increase of income for your ex. If substantiated, alimony can be modified or terminated.
Consulting with our Tampa Bay family law attorneys at Nilo J Sanchez & Associates is your first step in seeking an alimony modification. Our office is conveniently located and our divorce attorneys have over two decades representing couples who are divorcing as well as in post judgement modifications. Let us help you to determine whether seeking an alimony modification such as a termination of an alimony award is in your best interest.