As a Jacksonville alimony attorney, my job is to get people alimony and to keep people from having to pay alimony, depending on which party I represent. There are several factors that the courts use in determining an award of alimony. Only one factor is the length of the marriage. As such, just because you have been married for ten or more years, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are entitled to alimony. There are several other factors that are assessed when determining an award of alimony in Florida. Please contact a Florida alimony lawyer to ascertain whether or not you are a candidate for alimony or if you are going to have to pay. Most cases are not cut and dry and require a Florida alimony attorney to best represent your interests.