When your marriage ends, you can quite often be left with many questions. Primary among them might be if you are eligible for alimony after your divorce. The answer can be found in the depths of the law, but it’s not easy for the layperson to find out. Divorce lawyers in Pasco County, Florida, can help provide the information you need.
At the Law Office of James R. Jones, Jr., P.A., we are experienced with all matters of family law and divorce. In this post, we’ll take a look at alimony and how to determine if you will qualify.
To be eligible for alimony, you must show the court that your former spouse makes significantly more income than you. You can also qualify by showing that you stayed out of the workforce to care for your children or the home. If you earn more than your spouse, or your incomes are very close, the judge will be unlikely to award you with alimony.
If your divorce lawyers make your case successfully and you are granted alimony in the case settlement, the amount you can expect is based on a few factors. The judge will consider the spouse’s income and how much can be spared for alimony. Experienced attorneys will be able to present a solid case to the judge that you are deserving of maintenance payments and then work hard to attempt to get you fair compensation.