Gainesville Spousal Support And Alimony Attorneys

Spousal support, which is also referred to as alimony, is intended to provide financial assistance to a spouse to ensure a particular standard of living following divorce. It may be ordered for a brief amount of time to allow a spouse to complete education or training, or it could be permanent.

Florida courts consider a number of factors and have a great deal of leeway when determining alimony — more so than child support. The courts may not order spousal support at all. This is a complex issue that can spark heated disputes. It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney who understands Florida's spousal support laws and can protect your interests in this area.

Northern Florida Spousal Support Attorney

At The Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A., in Gainesville, we protect our clients' short- and long-term financial futures by advocating for fair spousal support agreements. We often reach agreements on spousal support and other family law matters through negotiation. If a fair agreement cannot be reached, however, it is important that you have a lawyer in your corner that is knowledgeable about Florida spousal support laws and can protect your interests.

Florida law has identified several types of spousal support, ranging from "bridge the gap" payments that last two years or less to a lump sum payment or permanent alimony. The court considers a number of factors when determining the amount and the duration of spousal support, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living set during the marriage
  • The age of each party, as well their physical and emotional health
  • The financial stability of each party and earning potential
  • Each party's assets and liabilities
  • The contributions of each party to the marriage, including providing primary child care

Contact The Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A.

We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions regarding spousal maintenance and all other family law concerns and recommend the best steps to take. Call 352-260-0207 or use our contact form to schedule an initial consultation.