People contemplating divorce tend to be very curious about the topic of spousal support otherwise known as alimony. As a Jacksonville Beach Family Law Attorney I see divorce cases involving alimony on a regular basis. When first meeting with clients who are interested in the possibility of receiving or having to pay spousal support I advise them of a few key things.
(1) Spousal support is gender neutral: meaning both men and women may be entitled to spousal support.
(2) Unlike child support, there is no strict formula or calculation to determine spousal support.
(3) Spousal support is may be granted only if there is the ability to pay the support and the need to receive it.
If you are contemplating divorce and are concerned about your rights or obligations in regards to spousal support, contact a Jacksonville Beach Family Law Attorney today.