At Pilka & Associates, P.A., we provide tenacious, attentive representation in complex, emotionally charged matters of divorce and alimony, also called spousal support or maintenance.

Determining Alimony In A Florida Divorce

Each case is unique but, generally, the longer a marriage lasts and the more disparate the spouses' respective incomes are, the longer alimony payments will last. There are several types of alimony in Florida that may be awarded during a divorce:

  • Durational alimony lasts for a certain amount of time, to be agreed upon by the parties or ordered by a court.
  • Permanent alimony refers to alimony payments that must be made for the foreseeable future. In some cases, it is possible to order for alimony modification to change or end permanent alimony obligations.
  • Rehabilitative alimony is designed to support one spouse while he or she becomes self-sufficient, whether by finding a job or going through vocational training.

In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion and debate over Florida's alimony laws. Our attorneys stay up to date on all recent developments in family law, including related court decisions, so we can offer the most valuable and relevant representation in these matters.

Contact Our Skilled Lawyers In Lakeland And Brandon

Whether you are considering divorce or need to modify a long-standing order for alimony, having an experienced attorney on your side can maximize your chances of getting the outcome you want. Please contact us in Brandon at 863-236-9321 or in Lakeland at 863-687-0780 to arrange an appointment and learn more.