Alimony is a form of financial relief which may be sought when one is petitioning the court for a dissolution of marriage (divorce). There are four forms of alimony: bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, and permanent alimony. In order for the court to make a determination that a party is in need of alimony, the Judge must first make a factual finding that a party has the need for alimony, or support, and that the alternate party has the ability to pay such alimony or support. Once this test has been met, then the court must determine which form of alimony is proper for the parties. In order to make this determination, the court will review numerous factors which can be found in Section 61.08 of the Florida Statutes. If you are seeking a divorce and are in need of alimony, or if you are seeking a modification of a previous judgment which awarded alimony, call us today for a free initial consultation.
Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson of Jenkinson Legal with your Family Law questions, (321) 837-9547.
Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.