Alimony/Spousal Support

Finding Alimony Solutions

Unlike child support, there is no Florida guideline for spousal support or alimony. The amount, the terms and the duration are all negotiable. It is a very good idea to have an experienced attorney by your side during these negotiations.

I am Greg Colvin, a family law attorney with more than 25 years of experience in litigation and negotiation. I can be your advocate during negotiations whether you are the payee or the payor.

For an experienced litigator and Orlando alimony lawyer, call 407-680-2162 Toll Free: 800-483-0522 or contact the law office of R. Gregory Colvin, LLC.

Informative and Effective Florida Spousal Support Lawyer

I have helped both men and women with their alimony or spousal support determinations. Either men or women can receive alimony. There are several general types of alimony awarded in Florida:

  • Permanent alimony - may be awarded to the spouse with less income earning ability if the marriage was determined by the court to be a long term marriage
  • Durational alimony - spousal support that may be available following a short or moderate length marriage and awarded to a spouse with less earning capacity for a set period, not longer than the length of the marriage
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony - a tapering amount or short-term (six months to five years) amount of alimony to allow someone the time to get back on their financial feet
  • Rehabilitative alimony - spousal support for someone who has a career plan for education or training for a new profession or job

Temporary alimony, nominal alimony or lump sum alimony may also be appropriate forms of support for individuals following divorce.

In general, the payee may lose alimony if he or she re-marries or co-habitats with a new partner, or if there is any other significant change in circumstances for either party that would warrant a modification.

How Much Is Alimony or Spousal Support?

The amount of alimony or spousal support will depend upon a number of factors which include:

  • What was the standard of living during the marriage?
  • How long were you married?
  • Your age, employment history and earning ability if you are seeking maintenance
  • Your physical condition if you are seeking maintenance
  • What are your financial resources and your spouse's, and what is your earning ability in today's job market?
  • What is your ability, after divorce, to contribute to the future educational costs of your children?
  • Is any time necessary for re-education or skill training, and what would it cost?

More Than 25 Years of Experience on Your Side

I have helped both women and men with divorce and spousal support determinations in the Orlando area and throughout Central Florida. Please call 407-680-2162 Toll Free: 800-483-0522 or contact the law office of R. Gregory Colvin, LLC to schedule an initial consultation. I look forward to helping you solve your legal problems.