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Orlando Alimony Lawyer

Divorce often times changes the financial position of one spouse more than the other; this situation may require the assistance of alimony, which is a payment awarded to a spouse to assist them in living a lifestyle similar to the marriage, if possible.

Alimony is awarded to either a husband or wife; in the eyes of the court, a divorced spouse has the right to live as close to the same quality of life he or she had when married.

If the court determines the need for alimony for one spouse, and the other spouse has the ability to pay alimony, the court will then determine the type of alimony under Florida Statute section 61.08.

Factors taken into consideration in an alimony award:

  • The standard of living during the marriage;

  • The length of the marriage;

    • Short term marriage: marriage lasting less than 7 years

    • Moderate term marriage: marriage lasting at 7 years but not longer than 17 years

    • Long term marriage: marriage lasting over 17 years

  • The age of each party;

  • The physical and emotional condition of each party;

  • The financial resources of each party;

  • The earning capacity, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties;

  • The contributions of each party to the marriage;

  • The responsibilities each person may have with respect to caring for minor child(ren); and

  • All sources of income available to either party.


Unlike child support, there's no state mandated guidelines for the amount of alimony. Therefore, it's highly recommended that you hire a lawyer with the experience in dealing with alimony cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or the spouse whom alimony is requested from, let us guide you through this difficult situation as stress-free as possible.

Types of Alimony:

  • Temporary Alimony

  • Rehabilitative Alimony

  • Bridge the Gap Alimony

  • Durational Alimony

  • Permanent Alimony

  • Lump Sum Alimony

Change in the Alimony Law Beginning January 1, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2019, alimony payments will no longer be tax deductible to the individual paying nor will it be considered income to the individual receiving it.  This new alimony law applies to alimony awards finalized after January 1, 2019.  This law is not retroactive and will not change your current alimony award if ordered by December 31, 2018.  It is important you seek legal advice on these changes and how it can affect you moving forward.

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We're here to provide you peace of mind throughout this process.

While Alcalde Legal is based in Orlando, we travel throughout the state of Florida to assist you in your family needs.

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If you have any questions regarding Alimony in Florida, don't hesitate to call us at 407-801-9230  or fill out the form below to schedule your appointment.

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