Yes, for stay-at-home parents, spouses who work part time or at a lower wage, and those who’ve made sacrifices in their own education or careers on behalf of a higher earning spouse, you can expect that alimony will be awarded in order to help you establish yourself independently and move on with your life. However, the amount of alimony awarded is significantly influenced by the length of the marriage.
Florida law allows for several forms of alimony, usually ordered for a set period of time in order to allow the lower-earning spouse to complete a degree, move back into the workforce, or change jobs within it.
You may also be awarded alimony for a certain length of time, either for a set duration or on a permanent basis.
Courts weigh a variety of factors in determining alimony, including the length of the marriage, the standard of living that the marriage achieved, the health of each spouse, the earning capacity and educational attainment of each, and more.
Alimony is an important part of the final settlement agreement in Florida divorces, and an experienced divorce and family law attorney can help you get the best deal in a divorce.
Call attorney Melinda Delpech at (941) 308-7042 for a free consultation with a Sarasota divorce lawyer.