Helping Tampa And Surrounding Communities Understand How Spousal Support Is Calculated

For divorcing couples, money is often a primary concern. How much alimony will I have to pay? How long will I receive support payments? Can I pay a lump sum or do I have to provide monthly payments?

These are just a few of the questions we hear at Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group. Whether you stand to pay or receive spousal support after your divorce, we can provide you with the information and representation necessary to ensure you are being treated fairly.

When You Have Alimony Questions, Ask Our Attorneys

Spousal support is often a touchy subject for those going through a divorce. Depending on whether you stand to pay or receive, your feelings on the amounts and durations will almost certainly vary from those of your former spouse.

Factors Used To Determine Spousal Support In Florida

For any alimony award, there are numerous factors the court considers such as:

  • Financial contributions to the marriage
  • Whether one spouse worked while the other made other contributions to the household (raising children)
  • The health and age of both parties
  • Earning abilities
  • Education
  • Numerous other pertinent factors

Protecting Your Interests

Just because Florida is a no-fault divorce state, that doesn't factor like adultery and abandonment won't play into the court's ruling on spousal support. As your lawyers, we can assess the details of your case, review your finances as well as discover any assets your former spouse may be trying to hide, make a strong argument that favors your interests, outline any tax implications or other matters that need to be considered, and ultimately pursue a fair outcome.

You Have Options

You have options when negotiating alimony payments with your former spouse. You can push for a lump-sum payment, reach an agreement for temporary support and make modifications in the future should circumstances change.

Discuss your options by calling Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group at 813-302-1265 or by sending us an email by completing our online contact form. From our Tampa law office, we work with individuals and families throughout Florida.