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Going Through a Divorce, Have Questions about Maintenance or Alimony, and Looking for a Miami Area Alimony Attorney That Patiently Explains Your Options, Is Focused on Your Well Being, Plans for Your Future Happiness, All While Protecting Your Lifestyle?

Are You:

  • Wondering how you will support yourself and your family during this difficult time?
  • Concerned about how this life change will affect your children financially?
  • Nervous that you will lose your home or possessions now that your income has changed?

Alimony provides the means for one party to get back up on their feet. It is not meant to punish one party, although the ability of Florida judges to consider adultery when determining whether to award alimony and the amount awarded does consider judgment for bad behavior. However, the main purpose is to assist one party in maintaining the standard of living established during the marriage. Approaching the issue of alimony in this manner will enable the party seeking this monetary support to present a clear case about why the award of alimony is justified.

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Why Choose The Family Matters Law Firm for Your Alimony Case?

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We help families solve disputes through non-adversarial resolution strategies. However, our firm is always ready to litigate cases before a judge.

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We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what you've been through and we care about your well-being. You are more than just a legal matter.

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Our firm has always concentrated on family matters. This focused approach allows us to hone our skills, for your benefit.


We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with your clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.


This is where our firm's experience and depth of  knowledge come into play. No matter how difficult your case may seem, we fight for you and pursue your best results with tenacity.

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What is Alimony/Maintenance?

Under Florida law, alimony is granted to a dependent spouse, and it can be awarded to bridge the gap and be rehabilitative (intended to get the person to a position where they can take care of expenses without assistance, durational or permanent). Although people often think of alimony as being paid monthly, it can be awarded in a lump sum or be a combination of the two. In deciding whether or not to award alimony, the court may consider non-monetary factors.

Who is entitled to alimony?

“Dependent spouses” are entitled to receive alimony from “supporting spouses.” A dependent spouse is financially dependent on and in need of support from their spouse, who is then known as the supporting spouse. Husbands and wives can be either “dependent” or “supporting” spouses.

Factors in Spousal Support / Alimony Determinations

The court will take various factors into consideration when determining an alimony award. These factors are:

  1. The parties' prior standard of living;
  2. Length of the marriage;
  3. Age;
  4. Physical and emotional condition of both spouses;
  5. Financial resources of each spouse;
  6. The income-earning capacity of each spouse;
  7. The income-producing capacity of the assets each spouse receives;
  8. The time necessary to acquire education or training for appropriate employment; and
  9. Services rendered by homemaking, child-rearing, and education and career building of the other spouse.

Also, although Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to divorces, the spouses' fault, or lack thereof, may be assessed or factored into the court's decision when awarding alimony.

Types of Alimony in Florida

Finally, there are various types of alimony that may be awarded depending on the circumstances of your case. The following are types of alimony awarded in Florida:

  1. Rehabilitative Alimony: This kind of alimony may be awarded for a limited time and is used for the purpose of assisting in the redevelopment of skills and financial independence of the payee spouse. This is usually paid monthly or semi-monthly.
  2. Bridge-the-Gap Alimony: This kind of alimony allows a party to make the transition from married to single life, and it may be used for things such as buying a car or finding a place to live. This is usually paid as a lump sum or over a very short period of time.
  3. Permanent Alimony: This kind of alimony continues monthly or semi-monthly until the payee spouse remarries or dies.
  4. Durational Alimony: This kind of alimony is awarded only for a certain period of time. It is usually paid monthly or semi-monthly.
  5. Lump-Sum Alimony: This kind of alimony is paid as one lump sum of either money or property.

Payments of alimony are made through depositories which use the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) to relay the money to the payee spouse. This prevents there from having to be any direct contact between the spouses for purposes of payment after their divorce.

We understand that people in different situations have different needs and concerns, and we help them find their way.

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Although your original divorce decree reflected your life at one time, it may not accurately reflect your current circumstances. Even if you and your ex-spouse come to an agreement about certain changes, they must still be reflected in your official documents with the court system. Let our attorneys help you get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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We help families through these tough times throughout South Florida and Miami.

Locally, clients come to us from Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Doral, Kendall, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and other surrounding areas.

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We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now by calling 305-520-7874305-520-7874 or completing the form on the page above to schedule a consultation. All information is confidential.

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