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The rate of divorce in Florida is one of the highest in the nation. 

Broward County alone has a divorce rate of 13.4%. 

With divorce, there are a number of affairs that need to be sorted out, from child support to alimony. 

In Florida, the eligibility for alimony is contingent upon the legitimacy of the request. Alimony is granted by Florida courts when there is a clear financial necessity for one partner and the means to provide it from the other partner. The duration of the marriage, the lifestyle maintained throughout the marital union, and the age and health status of each spouse are all factors meticulously evaluated by Florida courts in determining alimony awards.

Ostrovsky Law has a track record for helping its clients secure the alimony they deserve.

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Understanding Alimony Laws in Florida

In 2023, Florida made some major updates to alimony law. Some of the key reform includes:

  • Short-term marriage was previously up to 7 years in length, but now is 10 years; moderate-term marriage was between 7-17 years in length, but now is between 10-20 years in length; long-term marriage was 17 years or more, but now is 20 years or longer.
  • Limits Durational alimony payments to the recipients “reasonable needs”
  • In the past, a short-term marriage was defined as lasting up to 7 years, but it has been extended to 10 years. A moderate-term marriage used to be categorized as lasting between 7-17 years, but now encompasses marriages that span between 10-20 years. A long-term marriage, previously denoting unions of 17 years or more, has now been extended to include marriages lasting 20 years or longer.

These are areas to consider when establishing alimony for a client. 

How can Ostrovsky Law help with your Alimony case?

At Ostrovsky Law, we understand that alimony can be a highly emotional and contentious issue in divorce cases. Danielle Ostrovsky is here to help you navigate the legal process with regards to the issue of alimony, whether you are the spouse that is requesting alimony, or you are the spouse that is going to have to be paying alimony. Regardless of your situation, Danielle will advocate for your rights and best interests in order to achieve a favorable outcome for your case.

Ostrovsky Law can provide you with the following:

Legal guidance: Danielle can help you understand your rights and obligations under Florida’s alimony laws which continue to evolve and change.

Negotiation and mediation: Danielle can help you negotiate a fair and reasonable alimony settlement with your spouse and participate in mediation to resolve any disputes when it comes to alimony.

Court representation: If your case goes to court, Danielle is skilled in divorce litigation and will fight for your rights and protect your interests when it comes to paying or requesting alimony. Alimony laws are complex and the specific details of each divorce case will determine the outcome. Danielle can provide personalized guidance and ensure that you understand what your rights are and will provide aggressive representation in the courtroom when litigation is necessary.

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Experience and expertise: Danielle has years of experience in handling alimony cases in Florida. She has a deep understanding of the legal and financial issues involved. Danielle has represented all types of clients ranging from doctors, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and homemakers. Regardless of what the situation may be, she is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients when it comes to alimony.

Personalized attention: Danielle understands that providing personalized attention to her clients as their lawyer is crucial in building a strong relationship and delivering high-quality legal representation. Because every case is unique, Danielle takes the time to listen to her clients’ concerns from the onset and then throughout the divorce process in order to provide her clients with the personalized attention and support they desire.

If you are facing an alimony case in Florida, contact Ostrovsky Law today to schedule a consultation with Danielle Ostrovsky. She is here to help you through this challenging time and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

How a Florida Alimony Attorney Can Help You​

Alimony, which is different from child support, is complex and obviously is determined by multiple factors, including length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage and both spouses financial resources. 

Our experienced alimony attorney can help guide you through this process, dissect all of your financial records, help you decide the best way to protect your assets, or to gain the support you deserve.

The bottom line is you need an attorney to resolve your alimony issues, provide legal guidance and get you the payment you deserve.

Alimony FAQs

Alimony in Florida is determined based on need and ability. Need is whether the spouse that is requesting the alimony needs financial support to be able to live and pay their bills. Ability is whether the spouse that would be paying the alimony has the ability to pay alimony based on their income and other factors, such as prenuptial agreements.

The alimony law in Florida recently changed. Under the new law, the amount of an alimony award may not exceed the lesser of the payee spouse’s reasonable need or 35 percent of the difference between the spouses’ net incomes.

The alimony law in Florida recently changed. Under the new law, the length of an alimony award is limited based on the duration of the marriage, with certain exceptions. The length of an alimony award is different based on whether it is a short-term marriage, moderate term marriage and long-term marriage. Under the new law, there is no longer permanent alimony.

Alimony can be modified in amount and sometimes duration in certain circumstances depending on the type of alimony that was awarded. However, if a Marital Settlement Agreement was signed by the parties and it expressly states that alimony is non-modifiable, then alimony cannot be modified. There are certain factors that must be met in order to modify alimony such as a substantial change in income of one of the parties that was not contemplated at the time that the divorce was finalized.

Call Ostrovsky Law Today

If you are going through a divorce and want to understand how alimony payments work in Florida, it is imperative to contact an experienced alimony attorney. Give us a call to discuss your divorce at 954-641-2388.

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