Alimony/Spousal Support

Boca Raton Alimony & Spousal Support Lawyers 

Family Law Attorney Providing Expertise & Experience in Alimony Disputes in Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami-Dade Counties

At Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A., our Boca Raton alimony lawyers recognize that much is at stake in high-net-worth and complex divorces. Our clients often seek our advocacy in the area of spousal support (also known as alimony payments or spousal maintenance). Our Florida family law firm is committed to providing the caliber of representation that our clients seek to ensure they receive what they should or do not pay more than they should.

What Are the Four Types of Alimony in Florida?

In Florida, there are four types of alimony: temporary, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, and durational.

  • Temporary alimony happens during the divorce process. It is intended to provide financial support to the spouse who needs it while the divorce is pending. 
  • Bridge-the-gap is awarded after the divorce is finalized and is planned to help the spouse who needs it to adjust to their new financial circumstances. 
  • Rehabilitative is alimony awarded to support the spouse who needs it to become self-supporting. 
  • Durational goes to the spouse who needs it long-term.

Will Your Divorce Include Spousal Support?

Florida alimony laws do not lay out a detailed way of calculating spousal support as it does for child support.

Rather, spousal support is determined and quantified according to unique factors in a given marriage relationship, including:

  • The paying spouse’s income
  • The recipient spouse’s needs and customary lifestyle
  • The recipient spouse’s earning potential
  • Assets that will be allotted to each

A family court may award alimony temporarily or long term. Alimony is generally awarded only after a long-lasting marriage, wherein a dependent spouse was perhaps a full-time homemaker for years and has limited earning potential. 

Other factors that are often considered include:

  • The dependent spouse’s skills and education
  • How long the dependent spouse was out of the job market
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • The age and health of each spouse

Modifying or Terminating Spousal Support Payments

In nearly all cases, if a recipient spouse remarries, alimony will end. This is also true in many cases where the recipient enters into a supportive cohabitation relationship with someone. A recipient’s change in financial status due to employment, inheritance or other factors may also be cause for the paying spouse to request that an alimony order be canceled or modified. Whatever your situation, our law firm will help you pursue the right outcome.

Consult a Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer About Your Situation

At GWHS P.A., our dedicated team of Boca Raton alimony lawyers prioritizes the best interests of our clients. We understand the emotional and financial challenges associated with divorce and strive to provide personalized legal solutions tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whether you are seeking alimony or contesting a request for support, we are committed to protecting your rights and advocating for a favorable outcome on your behalf.

To learn more about our Boca Raton divorce services or to schedule a consultation with an Florida alimony attorney, call Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A. at 561.447.2274. We can also be reached via our online contact form.

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    “As you know, I am very pleased with the results, not because either one of us “won”, but because I thought the outcome was very fair, despite the complexity of my financial position (not surprisingly she didn’t think so).”