Q: will the magistrate/judge ensure i get some form of alimony and my belongings (8 yrs married with dv no child) ?
we live in Florida . he moved and wouldn't tell me where , he wont tell me where my belongings are , unbeknownst to me we were evicted. he makes 150k annually. i had an injunction against him b4 that expired 1 month b4 we decided to try to fix our marriage again. he is the breadwinner and deserted me.
Alimony in Florida is based on need and ability to pay. You have to need it and he has to be able to afford it. The General Magistrate can certainly order alimony if the matter being heard by the Magistrate is related to support. You need to make sure there's a motion or a petition requesting spousal support as the Magistrate cannot award something that is not requested.
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Florida makes it easy to file the motions on your own. Check out this site:
Of course, you should hire an attorney if you are able, to make sure everything is done exactly right.
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