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Permanent Alimony in Florida

Are you going through a divorce in Florida State? Do you make considerably more money than your spouse? Is it possible that your spouse actually has no employment and thus zero income of their own? If this is the case, you need to be careful about how alimony payments are decided, especially if your soon-to-be ex is requesting permanent alimony.

What Is Permanent Alimony?

Alimony payments are typically quite temporary, lasting maybe a few years or just as long as your marriage’s duration. How can permanent alimony be an option?

A judge may award permanent alimony if it seems that there is no reasonable way for your spouse to support themselves for the rest of their lives. Disabilities – physical or mental – often play a large role in establishing permanent alimony.

There is a pretty large condition to this matter, though, one that is often exploited. Permanent alimony may be rewarded if your spouse cannot “maintain a standard of living close to the marital standard” on their own. This means that if you provided a considerably comfortable and luxurious lifestyle for your spouse while you were married, they will require alimony that continues that trend. For some people, this means giving more of their hard-earned paychecks to their exes than to themselves.

Discuss Your Alimony Needs with a Tampa Divorce Lawyer

Sometimes the only way to ensure that you are not unfairly gouged by permanent alimony payments is to represent yourself with a highly experienced family law lawyer. If you live in Florida, you can contact Tampa Divorce Attorney Catherine W. Real by calling (813) 867-7936. She has more than 35 years of legal experience with a heavy focus on men’s rights and fathers’ rights during a divorce. If you are not sure what your next step should be, you can find out through an initial consultation. Take action and find peace of mind today.

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