No one is automatically entitled to alimony or spousal support as part of a divorce settlement. The courts will consider a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, child rearing responsibilities and the parties' disparities in income. The primary consideration in determining whether a party will receive or have to pay alimony is whether one party has the need and the other has the actual financial ability to pay.
When 'Just Another Lawyer' Won't Do
People have strong feelings about alimony. The party who pays it hates to write a check for $2,000 (or so) every month and get nothing for it. The party who receives alimony sacrificed a career to provide backup to the other. After all that sacrifice for the other's success, it doesn't seem right to have to go to work at Burger King.
At Christian D. Smed, P.A. in Winter Park, we represent both sides in creating spousal support plans that are fair and equitable. It is our belief that the alimony reform movement is still strong, and may pass similar legislation, with a few minor changes.
If this happens, you will want legal counsel with the depth of experience of Chris Smed — an attorney able to find advantages for you in the face of a law.
Call Christian D. Smed, P.A., at 407.644.2978 Or contact us today for an experienced Orlando alimony attorney. We are eager to hear your side of the story.
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