Divorce is not a positive life event; however, it can be an answer to a couple’s problems. While no couple gets married with the idea that their union will end in divorce, it is a reality that nearly half of all married couples face. Thus, many couples seeking to get married think about the possibility of the marriage not working. While prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not pleasant to draft or work through, they are useful and often very valuable documents to include in a marriage because they can address several potential divorce issues, such as alimony.
Finances are constantly thought about prior to, during and after marriage. Both spouses work hard to ensure they had enough money during a marriage; therefore, spouses will be concerned about their financial well being post-divorce. Thus, a spouse often requests spousal support or alimony during a Florida divorce.
At Fischer & Feldman, P.A., our skilled attorneys have years of experience to bring to the table. While we have a track record for solving a wide variety of divorce issues, when it comes to spousal support, we understand how necessary this financial support can be for a newly divorced spouse. Therefore, we work diligently to not only prove that our clients need an alimony award, we carefully calculate the amount needed and for how long.
If a spouse decided to forego a career in order to be the primary caretaker, this could be used as evidence to support the need for alimony. Spousal support could be used to help this spouse post-divorce obtain the education or training needed to enter the workforce and become self-sufficient.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s alimony website. Whether you know you need this support or not, it is important to understand what options you have and if you could seek an alimony award during dissolution. This will not only protect your rights but your financial future as well.