For many people facing a divorce, a common concern is the disruption of financial security. When one spouse has fewer economic resources than the other, the court may order temporary spousal support to aid the other person during the divorce process.
Temporary alimony or alimony pendente lite automatically ends once the divorce becomes final. The court should consider both the applicant’s means to pay for his or her own necessities during the pendency of the suit and the ability of the other spouse to pay. If approved, the court may withhold the amounts from the paying spouse’s paycheck.
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Whether the household is supported by one or multiple incomes, a divorce typically means that the amount of money that was used to support one household is now going to have to be split.
If you are worried about how you will support yourself or your children through the divorce process and want to receive spousal support, you should seek the advice of a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Call the lawyers of Quality Family Law at (561) 557-8686 today. Our lawyers serve the North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Wellington, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Springs, and Boynton Beach areas.
Modification of Alimony Payments
Sometimes things happen that prohibit a spouse from making their required alimony payments. Florida law allows for alimony modification, suspension, termination or reinstitution upon any substantial and continuing change in either spouse's circumstance.
For example, if one spouse is an engineer and the other spouse is a florist, the engineer might be ordered to pay alimony if they make more money than the other. However, if the engineer loses his job, then the court order to pay alimony might be revisited for modification, termination, or suspension.
Another example would be if the florist gets promoted to a higher paid position, a court order to pay alimony might be revisited.
When the paying spouse fails to comply with the court order, the court may employ extreme measures to ensure that the alimony is paid so that the other spouse gets the support he or she needs.
If you have been awarded financial assistance and your spouse is failing to make proper payments, contact our alimony lawyers at (561) 557-8686 today. Quality Family Law can help you obtain the financial assistance you are legally entitled to.
Florida Alimony Resources
Section 61.08-Alimony: Visit this website of the Florida legislature which discusses alimony provisions in Florida. Here you will find the many factors a court considers before granting alimony to a spouse.
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If you need legal assistance obtaining support from your spouse in Palm Beach County, Florida, contact the lawyers of Quality Family Law at (561) 557-8686 today.
For your convenience, our family law division attorneys have an office located in West Palm Beach, FL. We also serve the North Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Wellington, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Springs, and Boynton Beach areas.
This page was last updated February 21, 2017
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