Orlando Spousal Support
Spousal support is more commonly known as alimony. Though alimony is less common today than it was thirty years ago, spousal support is still an issue in divorce. This support is defined as payment that is provided to one spouse from the other after a separation and divorce. There are three main types of alimony including:
- Temporary or rehabilitative support
- Permanent support
- One-time payment support
Together the spouses may agree on alimony as part of an uncontested divorce. In the case of a contested divorce, the judge will make a determination as to the spousal support that should be provided. Temporary support is sometimes provided for a short period of time – usually during the separation and until the divorce is final. Rehabilitative support is similarly temporary. It is granted to a spouse while he or she improves on work skills. Permanent support, on the other hand, is given for a specific length of time and usually ends if the spouse remarries. A one-time support payment may also be given instead of making regular payments.
How Spousal Support is Determined
There are many factors that are used to determine the specifics of spousal support. The length of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, the quality of life throughout the marriage, the amount of assets, and the ability of each spouse to work. Each case is different where alimony is concerned. An experienced attorney will assist you in figuring out the correct alimony for your situation. It is always best to try to reach agreement on all the main issues of the divorce so that it will be uncontested and there for swift. Spousal support is one of the issues that is often a source of disagreement between parties. Your attorney will help you work through the problem and will provide mediation if necessary.
Choosing an Orlando Divorce Attorney
An experienced Orlando divorce attorney is necessary to provide the legal assistance required to iron out the issues of the divorce, including spousal support. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips have extensive experience working with clients on these very issues. We represent you to help you and your spouse reach an amicable and fair agreement. Our attorneys handle both contested and uncontested divorces in Orlando and the surrounding area. We will meet with you for a free review of your case to get you started.
Contact an Orlando divorce attorney at Katz & Phillips to provide legal assistance when you are seeking a divorce.