Helping Men Protect Their Income And Their Futures
No one wants to pay their ex-spouse money. After you have ended your marriage and gone through divorce proceedings, you just want to shut the door on that part of your life. Unfortunately, many men are required to pay their ex-spouse a portion of their income after their divorce.
Florida courts often favor women in alimony cases. Our experienced alimony attorneys at Divorce For Men have years of experience fighting for the rights of men to protect their assets and keep them from being taken advantage of.
Understanding How Alimony Is Determined
In Florida, alimony, or spousal support, is not mandatory or automatic upon a couple’s divorce. Every situation is different, and not every marriage requires spousal support. However, when support is requested, it must be considered. When determining if alimony is justified, the court considers the requesting party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay.
The courts consider several factors when determining whether to award alimony, including:
- The income of both parties
- Marital assets and nonmarital assets
- Educational history and earning capability
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The length of the marriage
- Age and physical condition
- The contributions of each party to the marriage
- The tax repercussions
Generally, the courts have a lot of freedom when determining alimony awards. If granted, it can be on a permanent or short-term basis. Having an experienced alimony lawyer by your side can significantly affect the outcome of the alimony considerations. We will help explain your rights and protect you from being taken advantage of.
Sometimes, men are awarded spousal support instead of the wife. This can happen with stay-at-home fathers who have put their careers and lives on hold to care for the family. At Divorce For Men, we represent men who are opposing alimony or seeking support.
We Can Help Protect You
If your ex-spouse requests alimony, don’t wait to contact an experienced alimony attorney. You don’t want a significant portion of your monthly income unnecessarily going toward spousal support. We can help you protect yourself. Contact us at 727-416-7145 or online to get started.