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Dade City Alimony Lawyer

Making sure former spouses are treated fairly and adequately supported

Alimony, also known as maintenance or support, is a frequent topic of debate in a Florida divorce. If the parties cannot agree on whether or how alimony will be paid, either through negotiations or mediation, then the judge will make an alimony decision after hearing arguments and reviewing evidence submitted by the parties. Once the court evaluates the factors, they will decide if alimony should be paid and if so how much and for how long.

Dade City alimony lawyer Laurie Chane and the Law Office of Laurie R. Chane provides invaluable advice and assistance in this process. Whether you are seeking or opposing alimony in court or trying to work out a collaborative resolution, Laurie Chane has the knowledge and skills based on decades of experience to look out for your interests and achieve a result that meets your needs. Call the Law Office of Laurie R. Chane for help with alimony issues in your Pasco County divorce.

Florida divorce courts can award the following kinds of alimony in a divorce proceeding

Bridge-the-gap alimony to help a party transition from married life to single life

Rehabilitative alimony to help a party acquire education, training and work experience or regain prior skills and credentials to become self-supporting

Durational alimony to give a party economic assistance for a set period of time no longer than the length of the marriage.

Permanent alimony to help a party lacking in financial ability meet the needs and necessities of life as they were established during the marriage

Different types of alimony will be considered appropriate depending on the length of the marriage and the needs of the parties.

The following factors are used to determine alimony in Florida

In deciding what type of alimony to order, how much alimony will be paid and for how long, Florida judges consider a number of statutory factors. The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane will help guide the court’s decision by providing strong evidence regarding all applicable factors, such as:

  • What was the standard of living during the marriage?
  • What condition is each party in, both physically and emotionally?
  • What are the financial resources of each party, considering marital and separate property, and the assets and debts allocated in the property division?
  • What are the vocational abilities and earning capacities of each party, based on education, skills and other factors?
  • How much did each party contribute to the marriage, including earning a living, managing the household, raising the children, and contributing to the other spouse’s education or career?

Adultery of either spouse may also be considered by the judge in determining alimony.

Insightful, Effective Assistance with Alimony Issues in Dade City Divorce

For help with alimony, child custody, property division and all issues relevant to your Pasco County divorce, call the Law Office of Laurie R. Chane in Dade City at 352-567-0055 to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced Dade City alimony lawyer.

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