Women who Pay Spousal Support on the Rise in Florida
Typically, when the subject of alimony is brought up, people assume that women are the sole recipients and men are being saddled with lifetime alimony payments to their ex-spouses. In Florida, there are three types of alimony that are typically awarded.
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In Florida divorces, alimony is based upon not only the duration of marriage, but also based upon the need of one party, the ability to pay by the other party and in consideration of the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage on marital economics. Simply put, this means that in part, alimony may be awarded to the person who was the lesser earner in the marriage. Women are increasingly becoming the main bread winners in families. Additionally, there has been a growing number of stay-at-home Dads. Alimony awards to men are becoming more common in Florida divorces.
Lifetime Alimony & Spousal Support Debate Continues
In Florida, the debate continues as to the fairness of what some call “lifetime” alimony awards. Year after year, both women and men have been fighting to change Florida alimony laws, but to no avail. Whether there will be changes in 2020 to Florida alimony laws remain to be seen and the best way to ensure your alimony settlement is in your best interest, is to hire an experienced divorce attorney.
A Woman’s Financial Future & Divorce
If you are a divorcing professional woman and you have been the sole bread winner, it is highly beneficial to hire a Tampa family law attorney with extensive experience in negotiating and litigating the terms of divorce issues. The terms of your alimony award may be the single most important aspect of your divorce settlement. In addition to this, division of assets, taxes and if applicable, child support, must be addressed in a manner that protects your future financial best interests.
Legal Solutions for Divorcing Women in Tampa Bay
Attorney Sanchez offers focused legal solutions and representation to the clients he represents.Successful divorce negotiations result in settlements that take your future financial health into account. Modifying alimony can be very challenging and it must meet the legal criteria to be considered.Therefore, “Getting it right the first time” should be the focus of any divorce attorney who represents you. Nilo J. Sanchez will fight to ensure that the appropriate legal strategies are implemented. If you are ordered to pay alimony, it must be based on the laws set forth under the Florida Statutes.
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Attorney Sanchez has over 25 years of experience practicing Family Law in Tampa Bay. Top-rated and peer reviewed, Attorney Sanchez possesses unique skills in mediation negotiations and litigation. This ensures that you get the quality representation regardless of the course your divorce takes. If you
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