Fort Lauderdale Temporary Alimony Lawyers
During a divorce, spousal support is frequently one of the most essential issues because it may determine the financial ability of either spouse to provide for their financial needs and maintain their standard of living. There are several different types of spouse support under Florida law including temporary spousal support. Temporary spousal support is usually made pursuant to a motion made shortly after filing for divorce to obtain temporary orders on spousal support, child support and attorney fees.
What is Temporary Alimony?
Temporary spousal support is designed to help the lower earning spouse or stay at home parent cover their expenses during the period that the divorce is pending. It will often be different in amount than the spousal support order made in the divorce judgement. The process used to calculate temporary spousal support is quite different than that used to determine any of the forms of permanent spousal support that may be awarded in the final divorce decree. The award of temporary spousal support does not necessarily mean that a court will order spousal support in the judgment to be paid after the divorce. There is no fixed formula for determining the right to temporary alimony or the amount of temporary alimony, but the court will typically consider a number of factors. The factors typically considered in determining the amount of temporary support include:
- Financial needs of the recipient spouse
- Ability to pay of the paying spouse
- Duration of the marriage
- Standard of living during the marriage
Temporary alimony will typically last until the final decree of divorce when it may be replaced with a permanent spousal support order. If you need a temporary spousal support order, our experienced Fort Lauderdale alimony attorney will file a motion for temporary alimony and will typically seek a temporary advance of attorneys fees from your spouse at the same time. When we represent a spouse facing a request for temporary alimony and an advance of attorney’s fees, we will attempt to minimize our client’s exposure and maximize the income our client has available while the divorce is pending.
If you or your spouse is considering divorced, contact the Fort Lauderdale temporary alimony attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-560-6060 to discuss your case with our experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers. Our experienced and dedicated alimony lawyers provide legal representation in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County as well as Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Weston and all surrounding areas including smaller incorporated and unincorporated areas. We will analyze your situation so that we can provide the legal advice and guidance you need to make your divorce a start to a positive new beginning, please contact us today by calling 954-580-8080.