Alimony is the financial support that one spouse may be required to give to the other spouse when they divorce. The basic purpose of spousal support is to enable the spouse receiving the money to maintain the same standard of living that occurred during the marriage.
Alimony can be paid to either the husband or the wife depending on the situation. Alimony agreements can be worked out between spouses with the help of a qualified attorney and submitted to the court for approval. If spousal support is a contested issue, the court will decide if alimony will be paid, how much financial support will be given, to whom and for how long.
If you are seeking a divorce, contact a Tampa divorce attorney to discuss your options regarding spousal support. A qualified lawyer can review your financial situation and explain the criteria for alimony in more detail. Call us at (813) 990-0599 today.
Taracks & Associates is a knowledgeable and experienced law firm that provides caring representation in divorce cases. We can give you insight into the divorce process and how alimony is determined. Attorneys at our firm are skilled mediators that can work out alimony agreements with your spouse. Our firm can also provide aggressive advocacy in contested divorce cases.