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Experienced Legal Counsel For Florida Alimony Disputes

Alimony payments are a contentious area of the law that many couples can overlook when filing for divorce. Alimony, also called spousal maintenance or support, is a payment from one spouse to another during and/or after a divorce. The Law & Mediation Offices of Minervino Rodriguez, Jr., fights to get alimony clients their deserved payments.

Minervino Rodriguez, Jr., is an aggressive attorney who has a thorough knowledge of Florida family law. He defends the rights of Miami clients in negotiations, in mediations and in court. People involved in a contested divorce can call 305-705-6000 to get skilled legal guidance.

How Is Alimony Determined In Florida?

A Florida judge can grant alimony to both men and women by evaluating the marriage and income of both parties. A judge will also review the marital standard of living and the duration of the marriage as well as each spouse's age, health and marriage contributions. The payment amount and length are dependent on the judge's discretion and the legal guidelines.

In Florida, there are six types of alimony payments:

  • Temporary alimony: A person generally receives these payments while filing for divorce until the divorce is finalized.
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony: This temporary alimony gives a person money for their short-term needs. It cannot last for more than two years.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: This form of alimony provides money for a set time so that a person can gain training or education to become self-sufficient.
  • Lump-sum alimony: This is a one-time alimony payment from one spouse to the other.
  • Durational alimony: A former spouse will pay this form of alimony for a set time, up to the length of the marriage.
  • Permanent periodic alimony: This is a lifelong form of alimony that does not end until one spouse dies; the receiving spouse remarries or if there is a modification.

Modifying Or Ending An Alimony Order

While it can be difficult to change or end an alimony order, it is possible in several circumstances. You may be able to get a temporary or permanent alimony modification if your income significantly and permanently decreases. You can work with the receiving party to create an agreement that ends or modifies the alimony payments. If you cannot reach an agreement, you can file for an alimony modification.

There can be serious consequences for filing inappropriate modification requests, so you should work with a trusted, knowledgeable and experienced family lawyer. Attorney Rodriguez can evaluate your alimony changes and guide you through the process.

Work With A Thorough And Aggressive Alimony Lawyer

You need trusted legal counsel for your divorce and alimony dispute. Attorney Rodriguez will protect your best interests in family law proceedings. You can call 305-705-6000 or send an email to get help with your alimony dispute.