Boca Raton Alimony Attorneys
Fighting for Spousal Support in Palm Beach County
If you are a stay-at-home parent, you may be worried about whether you can still receive alimony in a two-income world. If you are the higher-earning spouse, you may wonder if you will be able to support yourself once you start paying alimony.
The prospect of divorce can be very worrisome to a spouse with limited job experience or earning power. In the past, spousal support was primarily available to women. Today, however, with many women out-earning their spouses, and many men taking on primary childcare responsibilities, men also receive spousal support.
In both of these cases, Feldman & Schneiderman can help you. It takes a knowledgeable and assertive attorney to set out a strong case for alimony, and our spousal support lawyers in Boca Raton have decades of experience backing them up.
Call 561-392-4400 to schedule a meeting at our firm.
What is Spousal Support?
Alimony — or spousal support, as it is often called today — is the payment of money by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Its purpose is to limit any unfair economic advantage one party may have gained over the other during the marriage by awarding financial relief to the spouse who is limited in the ability for self-support.
There are several types of alimony or spousal support recognized by Florida courts:
- Temporary alimony — granted until the final disposition of the divorce. In a case where one spouse was a traditional homemaker and the other was the sole wage-earner, the working spouse can be required to continue paying the marital bills during this period and to contribute to the attorney’s fees and costs of the spouse without a job or access to funds.
- Bridge-the-gap alimony — awarded to help a person make the transition from married to single life. This type of spousal support is generally given for no more than two years and is meant to help the spouse find housing or a job and to move toward self-support.
- Rehabilitative alimony — awarded to a spouse who needs time to acquire new skills or to re-enter a career that was interrupted during the marriage.
- Lump-sum alimony — one or more large payments paid directly from one party’s share of the distribution of the marital assets to the other party.
- Durational alimony — may be granted when permanent alimony is inappropriate. It generally applies to marriages of intermediate duration (7 to 16 years of marriage), and the alimony cannot exceed the length of the marriage.
- Permanent periodic alimony — paid on a monthly basis generally until the death of the paying spouse, death of the recipient spouse, or remarriage of the recipient spouse.
The lawyers at Feldman & Schneiderman are highly experienced and have an outstanding reputation for achieving fair and reasonable spousal support awards and defending against overreaching claims for alimony.
We Represent Both Men & Women in Spousal Support
By representing both husbands and wives, the Boca Raton divorce attorneys at Feldman & Schneiderman do not limit their experience or knowledge solely to one gender. Don’t be fooled by law firms advertising that they represent only husbands or only wives. You need attorneys who are familiar with both sides of the alimony coin and who have handled cases for both sexes. If an attorney claims to represent only one sex, that attorney cannot truly predict or understand the claims the other spouse may raise – and why.
Arrange your initial consultation with our lawyers by calling 561-392-4400.