Tampa, FL asked in Divorce and Child Support for Florida

Q: I want to know what my husband after 16 years supporting me & would not allow me to work can & can't do

I would like to know what my husband can & can't do after 16 years of marriage and not allowing me to work & has supported me and my way of living for the past 16 years.

1.An attorney said he could open a new bank account with no obligations to maintain money to me is that true?

2.I would like to know if I am qualified for alimony for being married to him and him paying my way of living ?

3.I would like an email of everything that is and is not legal in a marriage in Florida ?

4. What can & can't husband and wife's do as long as they are married?

Thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: While you are married, generally, each of you are free to do what you want. It is only when a divorce is filed that you can receive the protections that I believe you are seeking. Alimony is based on several factors but the focus is based on two main factors which are need and ability (your need to receive it and your husband's ability to pay it). Given that you have been married for 16 years there are several types of alimony that would apply, but again the court must consider all the factors provided for in the applicable statutes to determine what amount if any you would receive along with the form of alimony. I would highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss the divorce process and your rights once the divorce is filed.

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