Spousal Support / Alimony
Couples who are divorcing
often wonder whether they will be entitled to receive, or will need to pay,
alimony. In Florida, alimony is not automatically awarded and is based on a
variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, income levels of both
spouses, earning capacity of the spouses, the existence of prenuptial
agreements, and others. Additionally, Florida child support can become a
contested component of a divorce. That’s why selecting representation from the
numerous divorce attorneys in West Palm Beach is important to your present
situation and your future. You need family law offices with attorneys skilled
in these important areas.
Spousal Support Attorney
Charles D. Jamieson has
successfully represented the best interests of his clients for over 25 years. He
has a wide range of knowledge and experience, and continually educates himself
in all matters relating to alimony and spousal support. This benefits clients in
the most complex cases where large estates, asset protection, and other monetary
issues may be involved.
An avid proponent of
continuing education in the various aspects of family law, Mr. Jamieson has been
a frequent guest presenter at seminars on divorce related issues within the
state of Florida. Listening carefully to his clients' priorities helps him
articulate their needs to the family law court to protect their lifestyle.
Types of Alimony
child support, no statutory alimony guidelines exist. Instead, alimony is based
primarily on the needs of the spouse requesting spousal support and ability of
the spouse with superior earning capacity to pay.
There are several forms of
alimony available, including permanent periodic alimony, where a spouse receives
alimony for the duration of his or her single life. Rehabilitative or temporary
alimony may be awarded when a spouse needs help to pursue a long-term goal, such
as education, which will result in more income. To assist in the transition from
marriage to single life, "bridge the gap" alimony is sometimes awarded. Lump sum
alimony is sometimes awarded to the spouse with less earning capacity.
Contact a Lawyer about
Spousal Support in Florida
To speak with a lawyer
about your alimony concerns, please
contact us online or call
561/478-0312. Charles D. Jamieson proudly represents clients in West Palm Beach,
Florida and surrounding areas including Stuart, Jupiter, Boca Raton and Coral