Jacksonville, FL asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: Can I get spousal support in Florida if I was married for 5 1/2years when filing for divorce

My spouse makes more money then me. Also if I filed and decide to put a hold on the divorce can I do so?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr Eric Klein
Mr Eric Klein
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Generally, you may get spousal support in Florida so long as you have a need AND your spouse has the ability to meet that need or pay. The amount of time you would receive spousal support is roughly half the length of the marriage, or in your case, two to three years. Your next question does not make sense to me. Why would you file for divorce only to put it on hold? I suggest you meet with a family law attorney to go through your strategy. Good luck.

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