Alimony in Florida has actually been a pretty contentious issue and the legislature has actually been trying to change it but for now alimony is basically spousal support; support that’s paid only for the spouse so it doesn’t involve the children, it only involves the spouse.
There are a few different kinds of alimony including temporary, bridge the gap and permanent. So depending on how long you’ve been married, how long and different personal situations is when the court will consider what kind of alimony awards to award the spouse. Some of the factors that have to be taken into consideration are going to be the disparity in income between if one party makes a lot and one party makes a little or has been a stay-at-home parent then those are some of the different factors that will definitely play into it.
But the basic formula for how alimony is calculated or how it’s determined whether it’s going to be given in a court case is going to be if one party has the ability to pay the alimony and if the other party actually has a need.
So if one party needs a certain amount to be able to fit their monthly budget but the other party does not have money to give them then no alimony can be awarded.See all videos