Will Alimony Be Part of Your Divorce?


In Florida, alimony is decided on a case-by-case basis and either spouse may be awarded spousal support as part of the divorce settlement. Specific factors that the courts consider include, but are not limited to:

  • The marital standard of living
  • The length of the marriage
  • The ages and relative health of each spouse
  • The relative incomes, resources and earning capacities of each spouse
  • The relative contributions or sacrifices each spouse has made during the marriage
  • All sources of income available to each spouse

How well your Fort Lauderdale alimony attorney researches and presents these factors to the court can have a substantial impact on the court’s determination.

For help with spousal support/alimony issues, contact Susan R. Brown’s Broward County law office online today. You may also call us at 954-474-9500 to discuss your situation over the phone.

Experience Can Make All the Difference · Board-Certified Family Law Specialist*

For more than two decades, my practice as an attorney has focused exclusively on family law concerns such as alimony. I represent husbands and wives in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County areas of South Florida and put my experience, skills and efforts toward making sure they receive the fairest spousal support terms possible in their case.

If the court does decide to order support on your behalf, there are a number of options available. These include permanent periodic alimony, rehabilitative alimony, lump sum alimony, and bridge-the-gap alimony. As your lawyer, I can explain how each of these works and provide you with an honest assessment about which type I think we should seek. Lastly, should the need arise after your divorce has been settled, I can also help you in obtaining modifications to the terms of your spousal support.

Contact a Spousal Support Lawyer

To discuss whether or not alimony is likely in your case or for help in obtaining a modification to an existing order — call 954-474-9500 or contact me directly at my Plantation, Florida, law office to schedule a time when we can meet and discuss your situation.

*Susan R. Brown has met the rigorous certification requirements established by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and is designated as a Certified Family Law Specialist in the state of Florida.

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