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Permanent Alimony in Florida | Divorce Attorneys


Over the years permanent alimony has become rare and a few states, like Florida, still have this provision. Permanent alimony is designed to provide for the needs and necessities of a former spouse to maintain the standard of living set during the marriage. Alimony may have a very important impact in a divorce. Therefore, consideration for permanent alimony is not taken lightly.

Consideration for Permanent Alimony

The Florida Family Law courts take several factors into consideration when settling on permanent alimony, including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • The financial resources of both parties
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Earning capacity and capability of each spouse
  • Physical and emotional health of each spouse
  • Age of the dependant spouse
  • Contribution to the marriage

Adjusting or Stopping Permanent Alimony in Florida

Florida Family Law courts will consider modifying or stopping permanent alimony payments if there is good reason such as:

  • The alimony recipient remarries
  • The alimony recipient beings living with someone who has sufficient earnings
  • A change in financial circumstance for the alimony recipient or alimony payer
  • Death of the alimony recipient or payer

Experienced Florida Divorce and Alimony Lawyers

Are you facing divorce and have questions regarding permanent alimony? When it’s a matter of importance, let our qualified alimony attorneys take the lead. HD Law Partner’s divorce and alimony attorneys have over 50 years of collective experience to provide you with the representation you need. Contact us today for help.

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