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You are going through a divorce, but have you considered how you're going to support yourself after the divorce is final? How are you going to pay your bills? Are you concerned that you might have to make alimony payments to your soon-to-be ex-spouse? 

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What is Alimony? 


Alimony is an allowance paid to one spouse that is ordered by the court. Alimony is contingent on one spouse's need for money and the other spouse's ability to pay. Alimony can be required to be paid during and maybe even after the divorce.  


A Judge will look at the specific facts of your case and determine whether there is a need for one spouse to pay Alimony to the other spouse. There are various factors a judge must consider in deciding whether one is entitled to Alimony. Some of those factors include:

(i) the length of a marriage,

(ii) the standard of living during the marriage,

(iii) your contribution during the marriage, and 

(iv) your ability to earn an income and support yourself. 


If a Judge determines a spouse needs Alimony, then the Judge must decide whether the other spouse can afford to pay Alimony.


Different types of Alimony may be awarded, such as: 

(i) pendente lite, 

(ii) bridge the gap, 

(iii) rehabilitative, 

(iv) durational, or, 

(v) permanent. 


Therefore, it is in your best interest you work with an attorney who understands the different types of Alimony that may be available in your case.


The Soto Law Office, P.A. is a dynamic and trustworthy law firm that serves the Family Law legal needs of those in Central Florida. Our team listens, cares, and provides excellent client service.


Contact Attorney Kimberly M. Soto and her staff at 321.972.2279 to discuss your alimony concerns or any other issues you may have.

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