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Comprehensive Alimony Advocacy in Miami-Dade County

When you and your spouse get divorced, you may be concerned about being able to support yourself after it has been finalized. Whether you were the one being supported by your spouse or you were the sole wage earner, discuss your situation with a Miami family law attorney from Mitchell & West LLC. 

Seeking alimony in Miami? Contact Mitchell & West LLC for dedicated support.

Determining Spousal Support in Miami: What You Need to Know

Family courts may consider a variety of different factors to determine if alimony will be granted and how much should be granted.

The court may consider the following factors when determining the need for alimony:

  • Each party's ability to support themselves
  • Each party's ability to pay the support
  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living in the marriage

Exploring Types of Alimony Available in Florida

There are a number of different types of alimony which may be awarded:

  • Lump sum alimony: a certain amount which is paid one time and cannot be modified
  • Rehabilitative alimony: a plan where alimony is awarded for a certain period of time
  • Durational alimony: alimony which is awarded in long-term marriages for a certain amount of time
  • Bridging the gap alimony: alimony where one spouse requires assistance to get back on their feet

Modifying Alimony Agreements in Miami: What You Should Know

Alimony can be increased or decreased, depending on the circumstances. Additionally, it is also possible for alimony to be either temporarily or permanently modified. For example, if the supporting party was laid off and needs time to find a new job, he or she could request alimony payments to be temporarily reduced.

However, if a supporting party voluntarily quits his or her job, it is unlikely a judge would reduce alimony payments. A substantial change in circumstances must be involuntary or unplanned.

Below are some examples:

  • Substantial raise in income
  • Inability to return to work due to injury or disability
  • Severe changes in health
  • Sizeable lottery winnings or gifts
  • Retirement
  • Involuntary job termination
  • Changes in medical insurance policy
  • One party passes away
  • The supported spouse remarries or lives with a new romantic partner

Below are some circumstances in which a modification will NOT be granted:

  • The change in circumstances is not substantial (for example, your rent increased by $50)
  • Alimony was not awarded in the first place
  • The change in circumstances was planned

If you and your former spouse are on amicable terms, you can discuss modifying your alimony payments without having to go through a lengthy process in court. However, even if you are able to reach an agreement, it is crucial to have the approved by a judge. Otherwise, if your spouse has a change of heart, you could still be on the hook for the remaining alimony you did not pay. Protect yourself and hire an experienced Miami alimony attorney.

Choose a Skilled Miami Alimony Lawyer for Your Case

Navigating a divorce is never easy, and when it comes to negotiating alimony terms, it can be even more complicated. It pays to have an experienced divorce lawyer in your corner who understands the complexities of alimony and can help ensure that you get the best deal possible.

Family law attorneys, especially those who specialize in divorce, understand how courts interpret alimony laws in your state and are dedicated to helping you reach the most favorable outcome for yourself. They’re also adept at seeking creative solutions that may not be available with self-representation, such as alternative payment strategies or modifications of existing orders.

Your attorney will review all relevant financial information—such as income, assets, debts, and expenses—and make sure it is accurate so that an alimony award is fair. They’ll also take into account any other special circumstances, such as an inability to work or financial hardship, that could affect the amount of alimony you receive.

Finally, a family lawyer will be able to explain your rights with respect to alimony and provide advice about how best to proceed in negotiating a favorable settlement for yourself. With their experience and expertise on your side, you can rest assured that your interests are being protected and you have the best chance at getting what is rightfully yours. So don't go through this difficult time alone—hire a Miami alimony attorney today!

Get Expert Alimony Assistance in Miami: Contact Us Now

Do you have any questions about your divorce case and whether you will get alimony payments or be expected to pay? At Mitchell & West, we can provide you with the answers you are looking for and help you understand what to expect. Our team of Miami alimony attorneys and legal staff are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality representation possible. We look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to represent your divorce case. 

Ready to discuss your alimony case? Call our Miami team for a consultation.


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