Alimony can play a role in divorce cases. More often than not, it is a point of contention. One side wants alimony, and the other side doesn’t want to pay. To make matters more complex, there are no absolute guidelines in Florida to dictate when alimony will be necessary and what the duration and or the amount will be. It is important to have an advocate on your side to ensure that you are treated fairly when alimony payments are determined. There is a two-pronged test to determine whether your divorce case will include alimony payments. The two questions that need to be asked are: Does one spouse exhibit an actual financial need for alimony? Does the other spouse have the actual financial ability to make alimony payments? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then your case will move to the statutory factors in the statute to determine if one party should be awarded the alimony they want, and at what amount and for how long.
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