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Spousal Support Lawyers Serving Clearwater, FL

Protecting Your Standard of Living After Divorce

Stack of 100 dollar bills and a note with the word "alimony" on it tied together with a rubber band.K. Dean Kantaras is board certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar. Experienced, driven, and ardent in his support for our clients' rights, you can trust our Clearwater family law firm to represent your interests with strength and efficiency.

Also known as spousal support, alimony is a sum of money or assets that one spouse pays to the other after they divorce. The purpose of alimony payments is to help make sure that each spouse has the ability or the means to support himself or herself. Contact K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. at (727) 939-6113 if you have questions about alimony.

Our Clearwater spousal support attorney is ready to help you. Contact us now!

How Does Florida Decide If Alimony Is Required?

Courts may consider the following factors in determining a proper alimony award:

  • Financial resources, earning ability, and sources of income
  • Standard of living and the length of the marriage
  • Age and physical and emotional health
  • Contributions of each spouse to the marriage
  • Time necessary for either spouse to become self-supporting
  • Responsibilities to dependent children or elderly parents

Whether these decisions are made by the court-or if you and your spouse negotiate your own settlement-you need an experienced attorney to make sure you continue to live within a reasonable standard of living as you move forward in your life. Our firm can help. We urge you to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.

Modifying or Terminating Spousal Support in Florida

If there has been a significant change in circumstances, it is possible for either spouse to request a modification to some types of spousal support agreements. For example, bridge-the-gap alimony, which assists the recipient with short-term needs during the transition from married to single, cannot be modified. With durational support, the amount of support can be modified but not the length.

With rehabilitative alimony, the paying spouse can request that the court modify or terminate the agreement if the supported spouse doesn’t follow the rehabilitative alimony plan.

To learn more, contact our Clearwater spousal support attorneys for an initial consultation.

Representation for Your Unique Case: Call for a Consultation

Where typical families used to consist of a husband who earned income and a wife who stayed at home to care for the children, it has become common for both spouses to earn incomes-and either spouse can be the higher wage earner. These changes removed the virtual guarantee that the husband pays spousal support for the wife, typically until the wife remarries. The courts now recognize that either spouse may need financial assistance, at least temporarily, to retain a reasonable standard of living after divorce.

The courts consider requests for alimony on a case-by-case basis, but spouses can also negotiate a binding settlement outside of court. In either case, the lawyers at The Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. have the skills and experience needed to help ensure their clients are financially protected-whether they receive spousal support payments or need to make payments.

Contact Our Palm Harbor Law Firm Now

K. Dean Kantaras is board-certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar. Those wishing to know more about the skilled representation we can offer in all aspects of family laws in Florida are invited to contact our firm at (727) 939-6113, or use our online contact form.

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